Volunteers Remove Abandoned Camps at Camp Caro

Before the Clean Up – Photo by Jeff Lambert

After the Clean Up – Photo by Jeff Lambert

The close proximity of the Dishman Hills Natural Area to Spokane and the Appleway corridor makes the natural area an available destination for transient campers. When camps are abandoned, tents, sleeping bags, clothing, and other waste are often left behind.

On October 8, volunteers spent the morning cleaning up abandoned camps near Camp Caro, like the one pictured above. Spokane County Parks assisted under the leadership of Ranger Bryant Robinson. DHC plans to schedule regular trail cleanups with volunteers, starting again in the Spring. To sign up for a trail clean up event, email Isobel Smith, DHC’s Outreach Director, at isobel@DishmanHills.org.

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