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Campers trash Spring Lake

Some campers had a fire and left broken glass, trash and shotgun shells at a spot near Spring Lake over the long weekend.

Shannon Feicht was riding her dirtbike with her husband when they came across a big mess near Spring Lake.

"They had a fire during the campfire ban. They tried to throw all their trash in it before they left," she said. "I would never take dogs up there again because there is so much shattered glass, the whole lake edge is shattered glass."

Feicht said there are shotgun shells and rifle casings littering the ground as well as a partially empty box of clay pigeons and numerous shattered clays.

She said she was unsure if the campers had caused the damage, but it also appeared the recycling system on the lake had stopped functioning. 

Among the debris left behind were "lawn chairs, tent bags, garbage, tons of food. Wine bottles and half a case of water."

"A tourist wouldn't be able to find Spring Lake. it's not a leisurely drive, it seems like its someone knew how to get there," she said.

This comes a couple of months after campers repeatedly left trash near Headwaters camp, in one case killing a beaver. 

Feicht said she is saddened that after growing up in the area, it seems that many of her favourite camping sites have all been trashed by visitors.



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