Trash becoming a big problem on private lands

7:02 PM, Sep 13, 2010   |    comments
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OXFORD, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Maine has a unique history of recreation occuring on public land. As times change, there is greater pressure put on the relationship between land owners and those who recreate.

Trash being dumped on private property is one of the biggest reasons owners post their land. That's why the Maine Landowner Relations Program is holding a volunteer cleanup day statewide on September 25.

The inaugural event will focus on six counties across the state. Most towns are supporting the cleanup effort by waiving transfer station fees on that day.

There's more trash than investigators, hence the need for education and a state wide clean up by recreationists to let owners know that the use of their land is appreciated.


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