Posted: Jul 24, 2012 5:31 PM by Rob Krieger
Updated: Jul 24, 2012 5:31 PM
BATON ROUGE- A trashy bog building up in a canal near the LSU Lakes is causing a headache for hundreds of runners and bikers that frequent the area.
The trash is caught in a trap set up by DPW to keep the garbage from flowing into the lakes nearby, but runners say it's still an eye sore.
"The trash is pretty hard to miss, you know I've always noticed it and it's a shame because it is such a nice area," said Chelsea Fourrier, who runs the lakes frequently.
DPW said they plan to clean the trash up on Wednesday and that they normally check the area monthly.
Several other folks say the blame should be put on people who litter.
"I think it's just a lot of irresponsible kids that aren't realizing the consequences of their actions," said Natalie Barlow, who lives nearby.
"We can't rely on the government to do everything for us, we have to do stuff for ourselves as well," said Christopher Nelson, who runs the lakes.