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Update for "Litter, there may be hope after all"

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he "grand experiment" has been an unqualified success.  Every bit of scrap/trash has been put in the barrel.  Since I put the barrel in a convenient, but out of the way place, I have not seen a single piece of litter at the ramp.  I remove and replace the barrel liner every other week, give or take, when the barrel is half full.

 

No one stole the  barrel.  No one has used it to get rid of their home rubbish.

 

Last Friday, I went fishing at Lake Webster.  There were two barrels overflowing with trash.  When we got back to the ramp, someone had emptied the barrels and picked up all the trash that was on the ground.  There is a public swimming area at the ramp that gets a lot of use on nice days.

 

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Here's an image of the ramp at Sawdy.  It is on the return trip.  You can see a culvert that runs under 177, and the ramp is the light color just to the right.  You can just make out the guard rails on the road.  The upper level of the ramp is where vehicles with trailers park and the lower ramp is kept clear to provide access.  

 

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Great to see, and congrats.

 

Several parks in my area removed the barrels with the thought that making them a "carry in-carry  out" would take place. This has worked in our prestine areas, but failed every place out.

 

The bottom line is that trash removal wasn't consistent enough.

 

Glad this is working out for you.

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Thats wonderful . In  Missouri people would just leave their trash a few feet from the barrel and not think anything about it . 

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Glad it's working for ya...may it continue

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Very happy to hear. Always nice to hear something to be optimistic about when it comes to trash who leave trash. 

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Awesome Rhino, glad to hear peeps are being a little more responsible.

 

How's Webster been? I haven't fished it since I was with you, Tate, and gampa1114.

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Awesome! I'll definitely make good use of it next time I'm there (or maybe even empty it for you sometime)

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2 minutes ago, MassYak85 said:

Awesome! I'll definitely make good use of it next time I'm there (or maybe even empty it for you sometime)

 

I didn't put the barrel at Webster.  It's at the Sawdy Pond "ramp".  I put in that picture to show what the ramp looked like when we got back last Friday.  There were two barrels full, plus a lot of trash on the ground near the barrels when we got there at 5:30 a.m.  When we got back to the ramp five hours later it was as clean as it is in the image.  Don't know who cleaned it up, but I was glad to see it.

 

I'll take a picture of the Sawdy "ramp".  It doesn't look anything like Webster.  It a dirt laneway with two levels.  The upper level is where rigs with trailers park.  The lower level is kept open, and vehicles without trailers park out near the road leaving the lower level open.  It ain't pretty, and the channel is tough to navigate, so you don't see many nice rigs launching there.  It's best for car toppers, canoes, kayaks, and Pelican style boats.  If it were a nice navigable trip from the ramp to the pond, the fishing would not be as good as it is.

4 hours ago, Jigfishn10 said:

Awesome Rhino, glad to hear peeps are being a little more responsible.

 

How's Webster been? I haven't fished it since I was with you, Tate, and gampa1114.

 

A couple of years after that outing, they killed off most of the vegetation with a herbicide.  It about killed off the fishing.  Hadn't been there for about three years so I decided to give it a shot.  While not as good as it was back when, it was decent.

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I edited the first post to include an image of the Sawdy ramp which I also placed here for those who may come back to this thread and not see it.

 

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16 hours ago, Fishing Rhino said:

A couple of years after that outing, they killed off most of the vegetation with a herbicide.  It about killed off the fishing.  Hadn't been there for about three years so I decided to give it a shot.  While not as good as it was back when, it was decent.

Well it at least sounds like its coming back? Hopefully they're a little more careful the next time.

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That's awesome Rhino.  I noticed a while back the local lake added a Loaner Life Jacket stand.  To my surprise, they have not all been stolen.  Great idea, hopefully people take advantage and use it accordingly.

 

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