Trash cleared from California pot grow sites

Nov 28, 2014 1:53 PM by News Staff

EQUOIA NATIONAL FOREST, Calif. (AP) - Volunteers have helped remove more than three tons of trash from illegal marijuana growing sites on national forest land in Central California.

The U.S. Forest Service says the operation targeting 13 former cultivation sites in the Sierra and Sequoia national forests netted drip line, fertilizer and toxic pesticides. The goal was to restore habitat and remove risks to wildlife.

The Fresno Bee reports that the cleanup effort began Nov. 5 and lasted more than a week.

State and federal officials also participated.

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