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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Environment, Pollution Abatement & Control

Mission: Dedicated to bringing communities together to combat the epidemic of illegal dumping and promote good stewardship practices.

Results: Since 2007, Clean Forest Project has removed over 650,000 pounds of garbage from our beautiful forest and BLM lands. We have also been able to teach thousands of youth about the negative effects of illegal dumping on our environment through our education program.

Target demographics: All age groups are encouraged to take responsibility for the stewardship of their public lands.

Programs: Clean up program, education program, green team program, restoration program, trail work.

Community Stories

4 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Clean Forest Project is a worth while volunteer project focusing on the clean up illegal dump sites in the Josephine, Douglas, Jackson, Klamath and surrounding counties for the aspect of sharing in nature the belief in giving back to nature what has been disrespected by illegal dumping, RESPECT. It is quite enjoyable to give back to nature by giving a little time and effort of oneself through the ties and bonds of members that believe as you do in conservation and respect of our public and private lands.

At one of these such events, I realized the need for this worthy organization's growth to be funded by hard work ethics and contributions made by local community members surrounding these areas. Anderson Butte Clean Up Project entailed many CFP members coming together early one Saturday morning to share in cleaning up an illegal dump site in the mountains on the outskirts of Medford Oregon. I was amazed at the turn out of so many people that felt as I had my entire life about illegal dumping in our beautiful forest lands. Many came with trucks and used their own gas to take dump site materials to land fills and recycling places in the local area where they should of gone in the first place. It was amazing to see how little time it took for so many members to clean up such a large dump site as the one I had seen upon my arrival that morning. It is through the efforts of Clean Forest Project's staff that these events are organized to such a perfection. They deserve to be funded, respected and honored for their hard work and commitments to making a difference in the world we all share.

Renee S.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have lived in rural areas all my life and have seen trash continually dumped in the forests. This is very frustrating to see and I am so thankful for organizations like CFP that clean these areas up so we can enjoy nature without the trash. I think this is an important service to keep our environment clean and SAFE from health hazards and unsightly trash. Thanks to all the workers and volunteers of CFP!

5

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Clean Forest Project does an amazing job to bring communities together to fight the epidemic of illegal dumping that affects not only the environment, but is hazardous to wildlife as well. Not only have they cleaned up over 460,000 pounds of garbage from Oregon and Northern California forests in the last 3 years, they have also reached thousands of kids with their comprehensive education program. A very worth-while cause, indeed!

Review from Guidestar

4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I learned about the Clean Forest Project from my mom. She has been helping them clean up Southern Oregon for the last year. I decided to join her in a project up at Anderson Butte, and was plesantly suprised at what a wonderful group of people that I met. They all showed up on a Saturday to help clean up our forest, and support this cause. With all the volunteers we had it only took about 90 minutes to clean up 3500 pounds of trash. It was a great experience, and I definitely plan on continuing to contribute to this great cause.

Review from Guidestar