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Published June 29, 2012, 11:42 AM

Trash piling up on Missouri River shoreline in ND

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Outdoors enthusiasts who are enjoying summer activities on and around the Missouri River are leaving a lot of litter behind.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Outdoors enthusiasts who are enjoying summer activities on and around the Missouri River are leaving a lot of litter behind.

North Dakota Game and Fish Department water safety coordinator Nancy Boldt says trash is accumulating along the shoreline. She says people are excited to be able to enjoy the river again after last summer's flooding, but it's disappointing to see all of the bottles, cans and wrappers being left behind.

Boldt is urging people to put their trash in waste bins, or take it home if the bins are full. She says at popular recreation areas it's not uncommon for garbage to pile up around trash containers after they fill up.

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