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Stumptown Earth First! Action Camp, July 19th to 23rd!

On Mt. Hood, logging proceeds apace. And "apace" means devastation. It means the death of watersheds, ecosystems. It means economic and ecological disaster.
Learn how to stop it. The action camp will run from Thursday, July 19th, to Monday, July 23rd.
On Mt. Hood, logging proceeds apace. And "apace" means devastation. It means the death of watersheds, ecosystems. It means economic and ecological disaster.
Two weeks from now, you'll have the opportunity to learn the skills that you can use to confront this atrocity. Come join Stumptown Earth First! at beautiful Shellrock Lake for five days of education and non-violent direct action.
Learn to climb old growth, and learn how to save it. Learn wilderness skills, activist skills. It's all free, of course, and although food will be provided, we could always use help providing it.

The action camp will run from Thursday, July 19th, to Monday, July 23rd. You're free to come for the whole five days, but you're also free to show up when you can.

If you can't make it to the action camp, but are interested in learning direct action skills, there will be a one-day direct action training in Laurelhurst Park on Sunday, July 22nd. This event, which runs all day, is being put on by Students for Unity, Rising Tide North America, and the West Coast Convergence For Climate Action.


Directions to Shellrock

From Portland (approx. 75 miles):
Take Interstate 205 South and exit to take 212/224 East. When 212 and 224 split, keep to the right to stay on 224. Stay on 224 until Estacada, where it will split again and you will stay left, to stay on highway 224. Shortly after the Ripplebrook Ranger Station, highway 224 ends by splitting into two roads: 46 on the right, 57 on the left. Take Forest Service(FS) RD 57 to FS RD 58, which will be on your left. Go about 2.5 miles and turn left on FS RD 5830 (the sign says "Hideaway Lake"). Stay on 5830 until you reach the Shellrock Lake Trail #700 Trailhead, which is on your right. There is limited parking at the trailhead. Someone will be there to greet you and direct you to the main camp.

You'll probably want:
-a sleeping bag
- a tent or tarp in case it rains
-a water bottle or two
-clothes—ideally non-cotton, and be prepared for cold or rain
-swimming stuff, whatever makes you comfortable
-non-chemical bug repellent
& general camping supplies

Things you could bring to share:
-vegan food
-a water filter
& your own relevant skills and experiences

Things to -not- bring:
-perfumes and colognes, which attract bears
-drugs or alcohol (cigarettes are okay, but be respectful of those around you)
-oppressive attitudes, language or actions (sexism, racism, homophobia, etc.)
-and remember, we are Earth First!, committed to -public-, non-violent direct action. We neither discuss nor engage in tactics that are beyond this scope.

Carpool!
If you are driving out to the action camp, and have any room in your vehicle, please email us and let us know. If you have no ride, but wish to come, please email us (stumptownef[at]riseup.net) and let us know. Include the dates that you plan on coming out and heading back, and how much space you have/require.

The in-town action camp 07.Jul.2007 13:02

Rising Tide North America

If you can't make it to the forest camp, come to the in-town action camp at laurelhurst park on July 22nd, contact cascadia----at---risingtidenorthamerica.org or pdxunity---at---yahoo.com for all the details....

yay posters 10.Jul.2007 10:16

stumptown earth first!

here are a couple of posters and flyers for the event. 11x17, letter, and quartersheet.
11x17 poster
11x17 poster
8.5 x 11 poster
8.5 x 11 poster
quarter sheet flyer
quarter sheet flyer