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I came across an abused campsite while on a fishing vacation last week in WV at one of my favorite lakes to canoe and fish at. The place was trashed beyond belief, human waste , trash and destroyed and contaminated eco system and water shed, what was to be a peaceful backcountry canoe/fishing outing turned into a 2 day rescue mission, I ended up making 6 canoe trips back to the ranger station hauling a full canoe of trash each trip three trip a day for 2 days the rest of the time was spent trying to repair and restore the eco system, cleaning up smashed alcohol bottles, fire damage, soil damage you get the picture so I wanted to leave a note to the person (s) who did this, I know they will never see this or even
Why do you spoil our park?
Why do you leave your trash?
Did you not come here to enjoy the lake and the nature, did it offend you in such a way that you felt you needed to retaliate by trashing the land? Is your anger and contempt so much that you will spoil this site for everyone one for years to come including your children?
Was your upbringing so awful that you learned to respect nothing including yourself?
Do you expect everything to be handed to you? To be cleaned up after, someone always there to wipe your bum?
I cleaned up your campsite and removed your trash for you, I buried your waste and cleaned the area by the water you fouled, I removed your ring of burnt rocks and cleaned them as best as I could and replaced them where you ripped them from the earth, I clean-cut the limbs you tore and ripped from the trees and put things back as best as I could for you.
I did this not just for you but for everyone who will visit the site and the trail, so that their experience will not be mired by you inconsiderate ways. I spent 2 days of my 5 day trip to the lake cleaning up your filth, but it was worth it to know that I left it So MUCH better than you did, I nursed and cared for it so that others will never know your abhorrence to nature, I walked away with a sense of tranquility and harmony with myself and with my deed where you just walked away.
You probably do not even read or belong to this site but like minded custodians of our lands and parks do, and we all know who you are we have seen your filth a thousand times and have cleaned up after you each time and will continue to do so for many years to come until someday respect will come to all who have none for what has been given to us to share and protect and conserve and nature will not be taken for granted anymore and the transgressions we force upon our lands will end.