Fw: [WestMichiganHams] Forest cleanup, April 17
- ----- Original Message -----From: Jack AmelarSent: Sunday, March 28, 2010 12:46 PMSubject: [WestMichiganHams] Forest cleanup, April 17
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COMMUNICATIONS VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
On Saturday, April 17, the Two Trackers http://www.twotrack ers.org will
be sponsoring the 12th annual Forest Cleanup in the Manistee National
Forest area and other public lands, in northern Muskegon County and
southern Oceana county.
Last year, over 200 volunteers showed up with pick-up trucks and
trailers to clean out trash and tires that gets dumped. More details
and trash statistics at
Last year I was approached by the coordinators of this event to help
with communications. The organizers had discovered that cell phones and
CBs don't do so well in the woods. That's where the "to provide a
public service" part of amateur radio comes in.
Being a member of the Two Trackers, being involved for the past few
years picking up and hauling trash, and being a ham operator, I was
approached to organize communications.
We did such a good job last year, I was asked to do it again this year.
I have volunteered to organize and operate ground zero / net control.
We'll need radio volunteers at 3 dumpster sites with-in the forest
area, with the tour vehicles, the coordinator( s), and photographer.
assignments may be needed.
The event starts in Twin Lake at the CarGo gas station on Hwy M-120.
Registration at 8AM (radio volunteers will have our own registration) ,
volunteers sent out in the field at 9.
Rolls, coffee, and volunteer "communications" shirts provided to those
who volunteer early enough that I can forward sizes to the shirt
printer. Hot dog lunch provided at about 1PM. After volunteers move
into the field, ground zero will move from the CarGo
station to where lunch will be served. After
lunch, those who want to help wrap up the event are welcome to, other
wise done for the day.
An event flier can be found at
http://www.twotrack ers.org/wp- content/uploads/ 2010/02/cleanup- flyer-2010. pdf
We will use the Muskegon County Emergency Service 146.82(94.8Hz) 2M
repeater. My contact information is in my signature. TIA.
73 Jack NY8D
1554 Lincoln Lake Ave NE
Lowell, MI 49331-9711
Cell: (616)318-4551 (Nextel 130*719*68)
E-mail: mailto:jamelar@localnet. com