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Over 880 Pounds of Garbage Removed from Illegal Dump Site in Shasta-Trinity National Forest

After a large, illegal dump site was found in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest, officials across multiple agencies coordinated a cleanup effort that removed more than 880 pounds of garbage from the area.

The dump site was located on Musser Hill Road just north of Weaverville, just 150 feet from a nearby stream. Evidence of wildlife activity at the site was prevalent, with trash strewn throughout the area. The site included plenty of nature-harming items, including rotten food, clothing, propane tanks, construction waste and drug paraphernalia.

The cleanup was performed On March 7 by Shasta-Trinity National Forest-Trinity River Management Unit, in coordination with the Trinity County Sheriff’s Office.

The illegal dumping is currently under investigation by the Trinity Sheriff and U.S. Forest Service Law Enforcement. Anyone with information regarding the illegal dumping is asked to call the Trinity County Sheriff’s Office at 530-623-2611 or the Shasta-Trinity National Forest Dispatch Center at 530-226-2500.

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