Illegal dumping destroys local natural beauty

Dear Editor,

The Mount Hope Forestry Road is the entrance to Mount Hope Summit and Wells Peak, both of which are highlighted in the Trails of Hope brochure given to locals and tourists to our area.

I was disgusted to find a pile of household garbage, including a couch and chest of drawers, at the entrance to this road.

Was this a householder frustrated with the closure of the transfer station? Or just someone wanting to save a few dollars for a dumping fee?

Either way, it was someone who has no regard for the beauty of our great outdoors. Nevertheless, someone will need to clean up this area and the costs will probably be on the tax-paying public.

Hopefully, there will be clues among the personal belongings that will perhaps lead to a fine for illegal dumping.

Carol Friend

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