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Chico Neighborhood Groups Unite to Clean Out Illegal Campsites

About a dozen Chico residents on Sunday got together to clean-up a creek way after the public heard that it was populated with illegal campsites.

Posted: May 20, 2018 6:41 PM

CHICO, Calif. - About a dozen Chico residents on Sunday got together to clean-up a creek way after the public heard that it was populated with illegal campsites.

The clean-up was organized two days prior by the “Friends of the Comanche” in collaboration with “Chico First” and “Chico Community Watch.”

The organizers said the park ranger found 10 illegal campsites and gave the people living in them a 36-hour notice that they had to leave. That’s when the volunteers showed up on Sunday to clean the mess they left behind.

“A lot of the people that camp here, camp right on the creek bank and their feces go in the creek. We’re trying to prevent that and we want the people that come out here to enjoy the area to have a nice experience, with a trash-free experience,” said Susan Mason, a clean-up organizer.

Mason said she encourages anyone that sees any suspicious activities in the park to report them to the city’s park divisions.

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