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USFS bans glass from Fossil Creek
Written by Ron Eland   
Thursday, 10 April 2014 14:07

As the temperature rises, so does the number of visitors to some of the most popular spots along Fossil and Oak creeks.The Forest Service banned glass containers along the banks of Fossil Creek or Oak Creek beginning Tuesday, April 1, to prevent  injuries to people walking or wading with bare feet.

And while users of these areas are welcomed, glass containers are not.

Beginning April 1, all glass containers along the two creeks were banned with violators facing fines up to $5,000 and as much as six months in jail.

According to Recreation Staff Officer Jennifer Burns, of the Coconino National Forest, broken glass containers are to blame for cut feet and litter in many locations along these two streams. This prohibition will enhance health and safety and reduce hazardous waste in the stream corridor.


For the full story, see the Wednesday, April 9, edition of the Camp Verde Journal.

 

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