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Old 06-08-2016, 03:59 PM   #1
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Keeping Campground clean

Last outing we had my 9 year old grandson cleaning up & looking for any trash or thing that was not nature. While we were tearing down, our neighbors were impressed we had our grandson cleaning up. Too many people leave trash & little things around when leaving. As a former Boy Scout, I was always taught to always leave a camp site cleaner than when you came in. In fact, we were also taught conservation tips and things you could do to improve a camp site. Not one bottle top, piece of paper, or cigarette but gets left behind. Even if it was not from us....... Lets all keep this in mind, so these great places always look unspoiled.
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Old 06-08-2016, 05:27 PM   #2
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That's the way I was taught, and that's what I taught my children. I hate pulling into a camp site that I have to clean up before I can let my dogs out.
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Old 06-08-2016, 06:07 PM   #3
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We normally rake our site as soon as we set up or the day after. Never leave anything behind.
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Old 06-08-2016, 07:14 PM   #4
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Leave no trace. Always leave your campsite cleaner than it was when you got there. Boy Scounts and basic common courtesy.
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Old 06-09-2016, 02:41 PM   #6
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You're right Hugeez, it is just every day common courtesy, which so many people lack these days. As always the ......some ruin it for everyone else.
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Old 06-12-2016, 08:22 AM   #7
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My DH was taught by his parents and I was taught by my parents to "police" the area to ensure it is better than we found it. Makes for a better experience for all.
We taught our children the same thing.
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Old 06-12-2016, 09:15 AM   #8
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Unfortunately folks like us are in the minority... just take a look at the sides of the roads. My daughter is a certified Leave No Trace instructor and she is still amazed at the mess she finds in wilderness areas. She also helps teach Environmental Awareness in schools so hopefully we will have another generation come up that learns to care.

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Old 06-12-2016, 09:57 AM   #9
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Same here. My Dad and the BoA taught me to always leave anywhere you go cleaner/better than when you got there. "Police" the site upon arrival and departure.
The cigarette butts and beer bottle caps in the fire pits has always irritated me the most. First thing, and last thing I do is clean the fire pit!

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In 25 years of camping here in Ontario, this has never been an issue.
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