Better Than You Found It: Locals Clean Up Litter From COVID Recreation In Forests

Aug 6, 2020

Dennis Latyshev picks up garbage on Wednesday.
Credit Eli Lucero/Herald Journal

On Tuesday, President Donald Trump signed the Great American Outdoors Act into law with the intention to prevent further neglect and degradation of National Parks and public lands.

The move is well-timed, considering canceled vacations and travel plans have led to a massive influx of citizens using National Forests and campsites for recreation — and leaving their trash behind for the next person to deal with. Read the rest of the story on


This story is made possibe thanks to a community reporting partnership between The Herald Journal and Utah Public Radio.