Speech to Text for Piles of Garbage Causing Problems For Campsites
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of trash are alicia says: this left over tent is one example of the trash that's being left behind at applegate campsites. luke says: we have filled up multiple pick up trucks, 13 foot long trailers its just a huge amount of garbage every summer comes out of the middle fork of the applegate and has to be dragged out by the forest service and local residents rope, a knife, a bullet, and liquor bottles littered the landscape in one of the campsites in the middle fork of the applegate. donna says: sometimes it's couches and beds and big things not just a candy wrapper unfortunately, this isn't a new problem. luke says: this is probably the most popular camping area and the entire applegate valley and so it's been that way for decades and this problem has been building for decades but with little law enforcement available along dispersed campsites, people get away with it. luke says: it's technically illegal to leave trash into a band and your camp on federal land but it's very difficult to enforce because there's limited law force capacity up here luke is a part of the applegate neighborhood network made up of applegate residents who take time to clean up campsites surrounding their home. luke says: historically the community who lives up here has worked with the forest service to try to clean these camps up and we've done quite a number of volunteer cleanup days but ultimately, the garbage outweighs the volunteers. luke says: in they've unfortunately abused the area and it's a small minority of people that's doing that but it's ruining the recreation experience for the general public. in the rogue river-siskiyou national forest, alicia rubin, newswatch 12. [a23]campground closing-tag the