Public Meeting Friday in Potosi on Illegal Dumping on National Forest Land

(Potosi) The Meramec Regional Planning Commission, the Ozarks Solid Waste Management District and the Mark Twain National Forest are hosting a meeting for the public Friday afternoon in Potosi to discuss the problem of people dumping their trash on forest land.

Kathryn Hawes is with the Meramec Regional Planning Commission.

We asked her why people are doing this.

She says they hope to catch all these polluters of our land.

Hawes says the long-term outcome of trashing the forest could eventually lead to major problems where it may not effect your health now but your children will have a better chance to feel those affects.

The public informational meeting on illegal dumping in the Mark Twain National Forest takes place Friday afternoon from 4 until 6 at the Washington County Library in Potosi.

Everyone is welcome to attend.