Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Clean Up

Seems there are a bunch of folks who came to the gathering in Pennsylvania and got the wrong idea about cleanup. Some people didn't realize that they were not supposed to have personal campfires, not supposed to leave their are behind and were supposed to make their campsites look like no one had been there. For some before and after photos of the amazing family who stayed to clean up someone else's mess, visit and take a look at what was posted yesterday and today.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Cleanup is Continuing

There are still people on site, and despite the lack of bankers and money to take trash to the dump, cleanup continues. Ignore rumors of cancellation and send rakes. there's likely only one trash run remaining, all the other trash runs were paid for out of an individual's pocket and arrangements are being made for reimbursement to be made at a later time. as stated, despite these facts, cleanup continues.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Thank you letter to local communities from the USFS

Forest Service offers thanks

POSTED: July 24, 2010 on Times Observer Website

An Open Letter of Thanks:

On behalf of the Allegheny National Forest and the National Incident Management Team, I would like to extend our sincere thanks and appreciation to all local communities for your assistance during the 2010 National Rainbow Family gathering. Hosting such a gathering takes a lot of community involvement and quality partnerships to achieve a safe and successful event. With your assistance, we were able to meet that objective.

Your support was invaluable and made our management of this large gathering much easier. We recognize the impacts to businesses, public services and to local residents from the thousands of additional visitors to our area. It is our hope that the positive experiences with this gathering outweigh any negatives that may have occurred.

I would also like to extend my thanks to you for welcoming the employees from other National Forests across the country who came here to work with Allegheny National Forest employees during the event. Your hospitality was highly recognized and very much appreciated.


Leanne M. Marten, Forest Supervisor

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Looks like Cleanup is Done

Got a call from a friend at the site. He said people were going to be pulling out Thursday or Friday.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Need Video Of False Dog Hits on Cars

Unless we have video proving that the supposed drug dogs at the gathering were "hitting" on vehicles that had nothing illegal in them, there's a good chance that a brother will be spending years in jail. If you or anyone you know has footage of this or were a victim of this and can make a stated, please email me.

Cleanup Report July 20

Main Meadow July 20 - Note Plants Growing

Record time clean up nearly done. One more trash load then micro trash the 2 pile areas. Rehab 95% done thanks to many as well as the Fat Kids. We are under 30 people and 10 or so cars. The F.S. Are very very happy and want the totem pole for their main office bldg. But its first come first serve on that.. We could duff more trails and kitchens but it is sooo humid here we may be out soon. A few people will need stay till the 27th for a ride. But we beat last years record and last year beat Wyo. And Wyo at the time was the fastest GOOD clean up that I remember since 91. Main meadow is green. And now time for the final clean sweep and re duff the supply trail. Main trail was completed yesterday.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Cleanup Report from July 10

This report came from Allegheny Outdoor Adventures: We are a group of environmentally conscious "explorers" interested in trips that might include, but not limited to: caving, hiking, backpacking, camping, mountain biking, canoing, kayaking, rafting, tubing, rock exploring, rock climbing, rappelling, swimming, sunbathing, snorkeling, winter camping, orienteering, bird watching, X-Country skiing and Geocaching in the Allegheny National Forest & Allegany State Park Areas.

Check out their report here.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Vision Council Consensus

Consensus reached on July 7:

"The Vision Council of the Rainbow Family of Living Light on the land in Pennsylvania consent that the 2011 Annual National Rainbow Gathering be in Washington State."

For information on the 2011 gathering, click here.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Local Visits Gathering on July 5

From the article:

"On July 5th, some friends and I went to the "Rainbow Gathering" to check it out. Here are some photos and some random thoughts of the whole thing!"  Read the rest of the story here.