Shelton-Mason County Journal - Dedicated to the citizens of Mason County, Washington since 1886

Dirt riders clean up debris


Gordon Weeks

Shelton Dirt Rider LLC Captain Eric Heblich, front, and Tevya Friedman on Saturday guide a bag of debris out of a steep ravine on Green Diamond Resources property northwest of the Mason County Landfill.

Visitors to the Mason County Landfill, after learning how much it will cost to deposit their TVs and refrigerators, sometimes continue driving northwest on Eells Hill Road, and dump their load down a steep, wooded embankment on Green Diamond Resources land.

On Saturday, 36 members of Shelton Dirt Riders LLC and three others pulled 7 tons of items out of the canyon, including 1,400 pounds of garbage, 3,000 pounds of metal and 28 tires, said John Eton, the owner of Shelton Dirt Riders. The bank is so steep that repelling ropes were required, and winches were used to pull the loaded bags out o...

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