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spear foot 1

Minnewaska garbage

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spear foot 1

I was out on minnewaska on sunday and went out of the Dnr access. We first headed straight out to the flats where the string of houses are. On the way out there we noticed little trails of bottle caps,chip bags, empty pop and beer bottles. We picked some up but pretty soon we were tired of it and gave up and ran out of room in our buckets. Later on on the way back I picked up a pizza box and a couple more green beer bottles. May be it was the wind confused.gif maybe the lake is to rough and the stuff bounces out confused.gif. Any way yes once in a while a bottle cap or wax worm container gets away from me to when its windy or falls out of my pocket. But with all the people out there you would think a little more would get picked up when they see it laying on the ice. It's only a few out of a few out hundrerd out there. But those few make the rest look bad. Sorry for all the blah, blah. But I feel I had to get it off of my chest. grin.gif

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doinsumthin

I hear ya. I was on a different area lake yesterday and I could not believe the CIGARETTE BUTTS, sunflower seed and peanut shells, candy bar wrappers, and human POOP (trust me it was human) on the ice. WHAT are people thinking????

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ghotierman

spear foot. thanks for doing your part. i'm sure many share the frustration. but one by one we can all make an impression on the bad seeds.

i carry a plastic grocery bag in my arctic armor coat pocket. you can wad them up to the size of a computer mouse or less. doesn't take up much room. handy to have when picking up scattered litter. keeps the buckets tidy too.

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so haaad

Yeah, unfortunately the hard water provides another way for litterbugs to use and abuse our "natural" resources. Like Ghoiterman said, we all can do our part to clean up. The other thing that we can do is put the DNR tip line into our cell phones and call when see these things going on. 1-800-652-9093

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masterslimmer

yes same way over here on starbuck side too!!! i picked sooooo much last yr.talked to the dnr bout it too they thanked me for doing so made me feel a little better.but sill tickes me off tho.i fish ,swim, and my kids and family swim in this lake all summer long and you know its just a matter of time when one gets cut by a broken beer bottle or tin beer can from some lazy _ _ _!!!!i my self now see the garbage on the lake and 98% of the time i know wich house it belongs to so i go pick it up and shove it back in there house. that alone makes me feel better or if i cant get it back in there house ill pile it up next to there house and make a call to you know who lol.........im tired of the garbage BIG TIME!!!!

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Hammer Handle

Cigarette butts are the worse, for there is so many of them.

Smokers pitch these out of cars, boats, fish houses and think nothing of it. And they don't decompose for years and years.

Now with the smoking bans, I think the outdoors will suffer more from these slobs.

Hate to be mean, but anyone that pitches their trash are just that, slobs. Of course, many smokers are not and clean up after themselves.

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glenn57

cig butts, i tell people i fish with no butts in/on lake. tell them to bring soup can or throw them into a pop bottle or pop/beer can. if i see someone doing other wise i strongly voice my anger towards there inconciderate behavior.

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icenads

I hear ya! Everybody needs to do there part to help keep the ice clean and if that means picking up after slobs then so be it, because well always have these people out there

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