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Hoot
03-30-2005, 10:57 PM
Went fishing this morning on the Current river.

I pulled the jon boat over to find a place to relieve myself and once again I was disgusted by the amount of garbage on the banks. Beer cans, McDonalds bags, wire, old tires, on and on.

With all the education, public service annoucements and work on the behalf of countless groups to keep our lakes and rivers clean, why are there still people who use these wild area's as their personal dumps?

Maybe I'm too sensitive...but damn I've seen so much of this that I'm amazed at the the number of morons that must visit our wild and beautiful places.

But the fish...they were a bite'n.

Hoot

bhodges
03-30-2005, 11:21 PM
I'm with you. So many people just don't give a damn. It's a true shame.

fiddlefarter
03-30-2005, 11:38 PM
I always said I was gonna go out and pick up all the different balls on the banks and clean them up and use them. Have you ever noticed how many kinds of balls are on the banks? Basketballs, footballs, softballs, etc.

Hoot
03-30-2005, 11:46 PM
I always said I was gonna go out and pick up all the different balls on the banks and clean them up and use them. Have you ever noticed how many kinds of balls are on the banks? Basketballs, footballs, softballs, etc.


Funny you said that because about 3 weeks ago I found a great nerf football. My dog chewed the sucker up in about 3 minutes when I brought it home.

Yeah there are a lot of balls in the river. lol.

fiddlefarter
03-30-2005, 11:53 PM
The first year that I hunted my dog I let her out of the blind to go to the bathroom and she came back with this little foam rubber ball. I been carrying that ball in my blind bag for 5 years and she loves it.

fish21759
03-31-2005, 07:33 AM
I went to my home lake two Fridays ago to let my dog run by the boat ramp . I stayed there for over three hours picking up trash . I filled the garbage can up plus two large garbage sacks and still didn't get it all . There is still some at the waters edge I couldn't get to . It's really sad that people will throw their garbage on the ground with a garbage can close by . The world is made up of all kinds of people and some of them don't give a crap .

See ya Kevin ><)))*>

fishpro67
03-31-2005, 08:16 AM
Upper end of West Point lake near Lagrange, Georgia. Hundreds of Tennis balls, Basket balls, and whole tire/wheel assemblies, straight out of Atlanta. What a mess!!!

DmDuck
03-31-2005, 10:53 PM
I carry a pair of yard tongs in the boat to pick up the bank when I'm huggin it and the fish ain't biting ..... needless to say my boat looks like a trash can when i get to the ramp !!!

DENNIS BOWERS
04-01-2005, 06:53 AM
We Fill A Coupla Grocery Bags Everytime We Go! Every Cove Has Trash In It,sure Makes Me Wonder About People?theirs A Bass Tourney This Weekend--that Means When Their Done The Lake Will Look Like Airplanes Went Over An Dumped Garbage!!for The Biggest Part Their A Bunch Of Inconsiderate Morons---not All, Just Most! Oh Well...good Fishin To Ya!!!dennis

chaunc
04-01-2005, 07:38 AM
I know what you mean. I went shore fishing yesterday and it was a mess. I know the guys who fish there and i told them about what they were doing. I ask them to bring a garbage bag if they come up today and clean up their mess. Cigarette packs, potato chip bags, line, and other stuff laying right beside them. These aren't young guys either. Like someone said, some people just dont care.

Roberta
04-01-2005, 07:44 AM
It's bad enough when peope at the lakes dump all kinds of trash (we saw even more stuff than we expected after Acton Lake was dropped), but here's what happens when someone decides my front yard in the country is a landfill (and I don't find it) - The water come sup in the ditches and trash floats down to the creek down the road. Then that flows into a larger creek and so on until it gets to a river or impoundment.
It's even worse when people dump old oil, paint and other liquids into their neighborhood storm drains because those are routed directly to the closest body of water, usually a river.
The way humans have lost their ability to live within and preserve the environment upon which they depend, you wonder how we've survived this long. - Roberta

TAE73
04-01-2005, 01:47 PM
I do have to commend Union Electric and DNR on Lake of the ozarks. The made a ban on all dock floats that are made from styrofoam. All docks by the next two or 3 years must be changed to inclosed pvc floats. It never fails to be running down the lake and see a large hunk of styrofoam floating. Once a year they get several large pontoon boats, and go around picking up foam and other trash.

fiddlefarter
04-01-2005, 01:50 PM
Its crazy that people are too lazy to carry old oil to an auto parts to be recycled. I been doing this since I been driving. I have never dumped an ounce of used oil on the ground. I just fill a jug and carry it to auto zone and put it in their tank when I go to get oil to change again. My dad is not real "environmentally" conscience on most things, but he told me one time he's been recycling used oil since the 70's

TAE73
04-01-2005, 01:59 PM
Its crazy that people are too lazy to carry old oil to an auto parts to be recycled. I been doing this since I been driving. I have never dumped an ounce of used oil on the ground. I just fill a jug and carry it to auto zone and put it in their tank when I go to get oil to change again. My dad is not real "environmentally" conscience on most things, but he told me one time he's been recycling used oil since the 70's

Thats what I do with mine but take it to a friends repair shop. Most of your autoparts stores and repair shops dont truly recycle it. Most use it in oil furnaces for heat durning the winter. That is why they love for people to bring oil to them, its free heat! Only out the cost of storage tank and burner. Its the best thing to do instead of dumping it on the ground. Just look at one idiot that created a ghost town in Times Beach, MO by dumping PCB's on the roads.