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Anti-Litter Activist Fights Back Against National Forest Polluters

Organizing volunteer cleanups is just the start for one Northern California man.

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One anti-litter activist reached his breaking point this year after picking up one too many pieces of trash on public land–and organizing a larger volunteer cleanup at a national forest swimming hole that resulted in six truckloads of garbage being hauled away. His next move: mobilizing a team of skunks to help him keep the swimming hole site litter free.