Trash left behind on Baker Lake shores

   Picture littered picnic areas and trash washing up on the shores, and you have a picture of what is happening on Baker Lake.

By Lori Kesinger

Trash could become a significant problem for the lake if it continues. It isn’t a new problem, but with the hot weather more people are using the lake and leaving behind a filthy mark.

Photo by Lori Kesinger Several pieces of garbage can be seen washed ashore on Baker Lake.
Photos by Lori Kesinger
Several pieces of garbage can be seen washed ashore on Baker Lake.

   Many people bring a variety of items to the lake and often don’t take them home. Others just simply don’t pick up after themselves.

   Pollution ruins the water for everybody. It kills fish and wildlife, contaminates waterways and detracts from the beauty of the lake area. Throwing whatever into the water doesn’t make it go away, it just pollutes the natural resource.

  In recreational areas around the lake, trash cans are located within walking distance. People using the lake should deposit all garbage into designated containers or take it home.

   Baker residents are fortunate to live by a lake. Cleaning up trash needs to be a cooperative effort by all recreational users. The lake and other users deserve that respect.

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