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Bath residents fed up with garbage in state wildlife area

Video Credit: FOX 47 News Michigan - Duration: 02:04s - Published
Bath residents fed up with garbage in state wildlife area

Bath residents fed up with garbage in state wildlife area

People come to the Rose Lake State area to hunt, walk their dog, or just be in nature.

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THIS NEXT STORY IS A PILE OFGARBAGE -- LITERALLY.PEOPLE IN BATH TOWNSHIP ARE FEDUP WITH MORE AND MORE TRASHAPPEARING INTHE AREA.FOX 47'S MEGAN HILER WENT THERETODAY... IN SEARCH OF ANSWERS."PEOPLE COME TO THE ROSE LAKESTATE AREA IN BATH TO HUNT, WALKTHEIR DPG, OR JUST BE IN NATURE.BUT RECENTLY THEY'VE BEEN SEEINGA FEW THINGS THAT THEY SAY DON'TBELONG IN THEENVIRONMENT.""ANYTHING FROM MCDONALD'S BAGS,WHICH THERE'S NO MCDONALD'SAROUND HERE, TO BEER CANS,SWEATSHIRS, YOU NAME IT, ITS OUTTHERE."JOSHUA WILSON HAS LIVED IN THEARE FOR THE PAST TWO YEARS.

HESAYS HE WALKS FOUR MILES ALONGTHE DIRT ROADS IN THE ROSE LAKEAREA EVERYDAY TO TAKE IN THEOUTDOORS.

BUT LATELY HE'S BEENSEEING LESS NATURE, AND MOREGARBAGE."IT'S DIGUSTING.

I MOVED OUT OFLANSING ROUGHLY TWO YEARS AGOAND ITS COMPARABLE, IT'SDEFINITELY UP THERE WITH A MOREURBAN AREA,"BESIDES LITTER IN THE ROADS, AHEAP OF TRASH SITS IN A ROADSIDEPARKING AREA.

IN IT SITS ATOILET, SOME CARPET, A BROKENBUCKET, FOOD WRAPPERS AND MORE.THE DNR SAYS THEY AREN'T HAPPYABOUT THE GARBAGE EITHER."IT'S A SHAME TO SEE IT HAPPEN.THAT AND DUMPING LITTER.

NOTONLY IS ITUNATTRACTIVE FOR THE GUESTS, BUTIT'S BAD FOR THE ENVIRONEMENT."THE DNR IS CURRENTLY AWARE OFTHE SITUATION AND ISINVESTIGATING.

THEY WANT THEMESSAGE TO GET ACROSS-- IT'S NOTALLOWED."ITS AN ACT THAT IS 100 PERCENTPREVENTABLE.

ALL THEY HAVE TO DOISTAKE IT TO A LANDIFLL TO BEDISPOSED OF.""I THINK THE AWARENESS ASPECTWOULD BE GREAT.

PEOPLE JUST NEEDTO RECOGNIZE THAT IT ISDESTROYING THE AREA AND IT TAKESAWAY FROM THE BEAUTY.""IF YOU ARE CAUGHT DUMPING TRASHIN MICHIGAN, YOU CAN FACEA FINE, DEPENDING ON HOW MUCHTRASH YOU THROW INTO THEENVIRONMENT, STD."THANKS MEGANTHE D-N-R IS ASKING FOR THEPUBLIC'S HELP WITH THE ISSUE.IF YOU KNOW ANYTHING... OR SEE




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