Clallam County Sheriff’s Office Chain Gang busy in local area

PORT ANGELES — The Clallam County Sheriff’s Office Chain Gang picked up roadside litter from Cooper Ranch, Monroe, Mount Pleasant, Draper, River, Palo Alto, Dan Kelly, Eden Valley and Laird roads during the week of Oct. 21-25.

Crew members also assisted the county Roads Division by brushing and chipping along Mount Angeles, Tamarack and Ramona roads..

During the week of Oct. 28 to Nov. 1 crew members picked up roadside litter from Cooper Ranch, Mary Clark, Cays, Taylor Cutoff and Lower Elwha roads, as well as Tumwater Truck Route and from Old Olympic Highway and Lauridsen Boulevard.

Notable items found along the roadways included a toilet, a chain saw, 12 tires and a sink.

Crew members also cleaned up an illegal dumpsite off Mary Clark Road.

Crew members assisted the County Roads Department by shoveling guardrails and Jersey barriers and cleared the drainage ditch along Hoko-Ozette Road.

Crew members also removed and recycled street signs from Black Diamond Road.

Crew members trimmed weeds and cleared 378 culverts along Fresh Water Bay, Fresh Water Park, King, Silver, Lawrence, Hudson, Prawn, Chinook, Monroe, Mount Angeles, Tamarack and Key roads.

So far this year, the chain gang has cleaned 299.25 miles of roadway, picked up 15,210 pounds of roadside litter, picked up 186,190 pounds of illegal dumpsite litter, recycled 320 pounds of aluminum, trimmed 94,358 feet of guardrail, pulled or sprayed approximately 31,580 Scotch broom plants and brushed 9.5 miles of county right-of-way.

For the Forest Service, the chain gang has so far this year cleaned 11.1 miles of forest service roads or trails.

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