A forested area near the Bond Lake Road gravel pit has Kyle Deakin wondering if anyone is willing to help him clean it up.
“It would be a big undertaking and not something I could do on my own,” Deakin said as he showed photographs of the garbage he found on Monday morning.
“There is so much of it and it is so gross.”
In the photographs there are old cars, appliances, carcasses, tires, construction waste, and more strewn everywhere.
“Some of it has probably been there for a long time,” he said.
Deakin and his wife, Angel, love to explore and were out looking for a small lake in the area when they first saw the garbage last weekend.
“All those trails behind the gravel pit link up and are used by people on 4x4s and motocross,” he said.
Deakin said he knows the public “gets up in arms” over government regulations in the backcountry, but after stumbling upon this mess can see how a few people can ruin things for everyone else.
“This doesn’t impact me directly, but now that I can see the mess in my mind, I would be willing to be involved if I could get a group of people and equipment to help,” he said.
If anyone is willing to lend Deakin a hand he can be reached at 250-267-4356.