Monday, January 27, 2014


WOW!! - what a C rA ZY month of January we had! TVTU was REALLY busy collecting and staging and placing Christmas trees at our Necanicum Projects - and Doug Ray, The Man of Seaside Conservation, was named by Field & Stream as a Hero [we already knew that though! What a CHAMP!] - we hosted Field & Stream at a collection weekend to film a web video for their Hero for a Day program and our very own local celeb - Grant McOmie, with his trusty video man - Jeff Kastner - came to film the project for an upcoming show....BUT:

The work is NOT done! More trees are necessary - and the first [well really the second] opportunity will be.....


Per an email [you ARE on the volunteer email list - right? *] from intrepid Conservation Director - Michael Ellis:

What: tree loading and/or hauling from McKenzie Farms to Seaside
When: 8:00 a.m. - Saturday February 22
Where: Estacada, Oregon
What to Bring: your truck/SUV! your trailer! your strong arms for loading! [and gloves]
CONTACT: Michael Ellis [for more information/details

Thanks McKenzie Farms!  by M. Ellis

Details: On February 22, we will be hauling yet more trees from McKenzie Farms out by Estacada - these trees are still bound. We need people who are willing to use their truck and utility trailer [or perhaps rent a u-haul trailer **], drive to McKenzie Farms, load trees and haul them to the coast. We will also need people to help with loading and unloading so if you don't have a vehicle to haul with you can still help out. We will probably try to arrange meeting places for drivers to hook up with passengers prior to going to Mckenzie Farms.

This will be a pretty full day but we should be able to make the trip and return by mid afternoon if we start around 8 AM. If you want to become part of C4C Train to the Coast and help - CONTACT MICHAEL!!

* Click the VOLUNTEER button on the right and email Michael!!
** TVTU is hoping to either reimburse or provide a stipend for your gas and trailer rentals. We need to organize the C4C budget but with the great response for trees we hope to extend that money to further the project.

2013 C4C McKenzie Farms Tree Day     by M. Ellis