Sisters set to clean up forest


Last updated 8/16/2022 at Noon

Cleanup days in the woods near Sisters are scheduled for Saturday, August 20, and Saturday, September 17. The annual events started in 2018, when Mandee Seeley, then an employee at Sisters Park & Recreation District, organized the first cleanup.

Seeley said everyone is welcome to participate. Participants are to meet at Village Green Park at 9 a.m. to carpool to the site out Three Creek Road. Work will take place until noon, or longer if people can stay.

Workers can bring their own supplies, and donations are welcome as well. Needed materials include industrial trash bags, small shovels, wag bags (human waste disposal), gloves, rakes, trash pickers, and large plastic totes for glass.

The U.S. Forest Service has indicated this particular location will take many hours to clear, so volunteers may not be able to remove everything in one session. The September 17 date is World Cleanup Day.

If a dumpster cannot be secured, there may be a need for several volunteers to deliver what is collected to the Fryrear Transfer Station, where Seeley has secured a waiver to dump the trash free of charge. For more information, contact Seeley at [email protected]


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