Trashy People

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A mountain lake resort with trashy people? You bet!

We have two groups that head out a few times a year to pick up the trash that visitors discard along the road, on the shore of the lake, and in the forest.

So, this is an alert if you want to join the ranks of the good, local trashy people: On Saturday, March 5, 2011 at 9am a group of volunteers will meet at Moose Lodge 2085 and then head out to do road clean up.

If you volunteer, you get to wear bright nifty vests and a hard hat–so head on down.

It seems a bit odd for people to want to escape to a pristine environment or to get into nature and then spoil it with waste–but they do.

From my deck, I’ve watched people toss beer cans and bottles into the lake.

During my ambles I pick up trash and I am not alone because a lot of locals do this. The most mind blowing discovery was when I stumbled across large bags of trash discarded up in the woods.

People sh** off the side of the road, leave dirty diapers, toss cans, bottles, wrappers and leave fishing lines and hooks.

These actions create a lot of problems for the environment, wildlife, and local residents that have to deal with this aftermath.

Now, as some of you know, If I were queen some changes would be made around these parts.

When the New York times wrote, Among mountain resorts in Southern California, Big Bear Lake is considered the least exclusive…, GG shook her head in dismay but that is part of the problem.

I mean seriously, if you are attracting people who spend more time making a mess than caring about what they are doing, there is a problem.

Down near Joshua Tree, a developer had the infinite wisdom of proposing a dump site adjacent to the national park.

The proposed Eagle Mountain landfill would cover 3,500 acres of federal land, bordered on three sides by Joshua Tree’s unique beauty, and fragile desert ecosystem. Source

You can read more about the history of the landfill and a couple who have been fighting it here. Keep an eye on Red, Green & Blue for more information.

In the meantime, if you want to be another type of trashy person, get out an help with the clean up efforts tomorrow.

If not, get out and enjoy yourself and have a fabulous weekend.

Oh, and once last thing, at one time, a trash pickup area was proposed for Fawnskin but I have not heard anything else about that for ages. If you have the scoop, leave a comment.

Photo Credit: Kain Road Cul de Sac

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  • 1
    March 4th, 2011 17:31

    When I was a much younger bear, I traveled the back country of the Sierra’s.
    I was always amazed at the amount of trash that hikers would leave on the trail and at campsites.
    It was like they hauled in ther food so they could leave their trash.

  • 2
    GG (Gossip Girl)
    March 4th, 2011 22:40

    Yeah, go figure. Always seems strange to me because I always pack things out.