Finding Trash In Buckhorn Lake Becoming More Than An Isolated Event

By: Michael Phillips Email
By: Michael Phillips Email

It looks like something you'd find in a landfill, but just beyond those trees...Buckhorn Lake and a playground for children...

“It's just disgusting. I don't understand why it happens,” says Rosa Couch.

Rosa Couch is the Solid Waste Coordinator for Perry County. She lives less than a mile from the park where someone dumped their garbage.

“It’s going to cost him a substantial amount of money and possible jail time when he could've just paid 13 dollars and 48 cents per month and they would've come straight to his house and picked up,” says Couch.

She's talking about Michael Carr, the man who allegedly dumped the trash at the park. But Couch says this is not an isolated case.

“They need to dump it in a place where it's legal and not in such a beautiful place,” says park visitor Judy Ward.

Officials here at Buckhorn State Park say they do cleanups about once a year to prevent eyesores at the park and preserve the natural beauty.

That's why park officials say the lake is so clean. Meanwhile, Couch says county officials investigate every dumping complaint, and they will prosecute anybody found dumping trash.

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