Oregon State Parks workers to clean overflowing garbage on federal lands during ongoing shutdown

Some Oregon State Parks workers are now tending to federal recreation lands as the partial U.S. government shutdown continues with no end in sight.

People are still visiting trailheads, day-use parking lots and boat ramps on federal lands, but U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management rangers aren’t on duty. Oregon State Parks spokesman Chris Havel said that means in some instances trash cans are overflowing and bathrooms are getting icky.

Beginning this week, the state agency is pitching in.
“Where we have crews, where we have people already in place, as they go by a site and they

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