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Camping this weekend? Try this!

by Maggie O'Mara

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Posted on July 1, 2009 at 7:37 AM

Updated Thursday, Oct 22 at 11:10 AM

Camping Clean Sweep!

This weekend, many of us will be spending the 4th of July camping in our great state of Idaho! By the way, our holiday weekend weather looks really good, that's according to our very own Larry Gebert...

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Ahhh... the great outdoors!

I got an e-mail today that I wanted to share with all of you. This local family really had a great idea, and it's something you may want to do with your kids while you're camping... if you have the chance, that is.

Hi Maggie,

My name is Chad and I wanted to tell you about my nieces and children. Last weekend we went camping in the Grimes Creek area past Lucky Peak. The kids wanted to go for a hike up a mountain, so we all made walking sticks and took off on our journey. Once we got out of sight of the road and campgrounds, we came to an opening that was an obvious party area. The are was loaded with trash, like beer cans, boxes, old tent pieces - you name it!

The kids thought it would be a great idea to come back up in the morning and clean the area up. So the next day we headed there again loaded with trash bags. It took almost an hour to pick up everything, but it looked much better when we were finished. We took out two bags of trash and one bag of crushed beer cans. (The largest black trash bags you can buy!)

I'm proud of my family and wanted to share it with Channel 7, and show everyone that with all of the bad things going on all over the world, we can still have a positive outlook on things.

Chad Geer

PS: I've included a picture of the "Crew" - Jordyn, Alyssa, Emma and Wyatt

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What a great thing to do! If you happen to see a bunch of trash while you're camping this weekend, why not clean it up? These kids are a great example of what we can do to keep our recreational areas clean...

Happy Camping!