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Old 07-03-2012, 10:14 PM
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stopped at some pulloffs to check the river in townsend yesterday and was disgusted with all the trash in the water and along the banks. I used to not understand why the residents along the irver disliked the tubing industry so much when it is that industy that fuels thei economy in the summer. However, I get it now. Really a shame to trash abeautiful river. The only upside to my obersvation is that the trash was not fishing oriented. I saw busted lawn chairs, beer cans (alot of them), potato chip bags, and who knows what else, but not a single worm container o roostertail package.
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Old 07-04-2012, 05:29 PM
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**** shame isn't it. I've spent most of my life hauling out other people's trash and litter. I usually carry a trash bag with me and pick up the thrash on my way back out.

Here on the Cape Lookout National Seashore, the state's open container law is the cause for a lot of the litter. As a boater, you can be caught with a boat load of beer on board as long as none of them are open. But if there is even one beer open you can be cited, So, the folks go ashore, drink, then leave the cans or bottles or just "sink" them. Usually they bury them but they soon are uncovered by the tides.
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Old 07-05-2012, 07:10 PM
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spent last week in the park hiking and fishing, on every hike my wife , son and I carried out discarded water bottles gatorade bottles and assorted other trash.maybe all hikers should be required to have hydration packs ,no water bottles. I'm sure that most of the flip flop wearing hikers have no clue that the park does not provide a sanitation crew to clean up after them
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This is one issue I wish parents would discuss more with their children and represent as well. The tubing businesses should post signs to encourage conservation and attach simple net bags to their tubes for trash refuse.
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Old 07-15-2012, 08:19 PM
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Great ideas on litter control. Unfortunately to not be a litterbug requires each of us to commit to absolutely not doing it which apparently many don't. Not sure what the ultimate solution is.
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Old 07-15-2012, 10:46 PM
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It's a shame, and I agree with Shawn about introducing this to your kid at an early age. Better yet, carry a small trash bag, or ice bag every time you go hiking or fishing. I fill mine up almost every time I go. Some days I could fill a much larger bag, but this size is about as large as I can get in my vest. Every little bit helps
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Old 07-17-2012, 04:26 PM
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This is one issue I wish parents would discuss more with their children and represent as well. The tubing businesses should post signs to encourage conservation and attach simple net bags to their tubes for trash refuse.
I have tried to convey this to my kids. I think I succeeded because when I take my grandsons fishing, they will actually pick up other people's trash and say, "Why do people do this?" I just wish everyone that uses our water would respect it.

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