Wayne County Conservation Director Kenny Banks was present in the April 5 Board of Supervisors meeting to voice his growing concern over illegal dumping that is happening at the Medicine Creek Wildlife Area.

Banks stated trash including tires, sofas, televisions and more has become an issue being dumped on the property as well as complaints being heard from nearby neighbors of bullet holes in their nearby personal buildings.

“We pick up trash and not just a little bit everytime we go there,” said Banks. “It’s costing us money if I pick up items we can’t burn and we have to harbor them until we can take to the landfill.”

The county will look into placing cameras to capture the individual(s) responsible to allow proper handling of the situation. 

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