Due to the constant trash problem at the Hwy 19 ramp that spans the Trinity River on the border of Walker and Trinity Counties, we have decided to put an effort together to clean it up. There is usually trash present year around at the ramp itself and at popular bank fishing spots near the ramp.
There are no trash cans at the site and getting several on site would be a good start. We are hoping to have a local disposal company engaged to empty the can regularly.
Signs discouraging littering and and noting the penalties for such would also be great. As stated on the Don’t Mess With Texas website (Don’t Mess With Texas):
“Littering is against the law and you can be fined up to $500 for trash less than or equal to five pounds or five gallons (as you may have seen on those blue Don’t mess with Texas signs). Repeat the offense, and you could face a fine of up to $2,000 and 180 days in jail.
It gets worse.
Discarding trash that weighs more than five pounds is considered illegal dumping and carries even steeper fines. In Texas, failing to cover your pickup-truck load is against the law and carries a fine of up to $200 for the first offense and $500 for repeat offenders.
Any law enforcement officer in Texas can enforce these laws.”
We plan be working working with state and county agencies as well as local businesses to bring this effort together.
There is early support from Texas Black Bass Unlimited (TBBU) and Texas Parks & Wildlife Department (TPWD) may be interested in putting up invasive species signs there.
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|45||Rankin Ramsey||Trinityy, Texas||75862||Jan 20, 2014|
|44||Mike Harris||Livingston, Tx||77351||Jan 19, 2014|
|43||Roland Gilliam||Texas||77320||Jan 09, 2014|
|42||Stephen Dennis||Jan 03, 2014|
|41||Grady Glass||Huntsville, Texas||77340||Jan 01, 2014|
|40||Gail Pomerantz||Huntsville, Texas||77320||Dec 30, 2013|
|39||Russell McKinney||Kingwood, texas||77345||Dec 30, 2013|
|38||Ron Chambers||Gordonville, Texas||Dec 29, 2013|
|37||Gayle and Terry Donahue||Kingwood, Texas||77345||Dec 28, 2013|
|36||Susan Herald||Huntsville||77320||Dec 28, 2013|
|35||Elyse Shipp||cypress, tx||77429||Dec 28, 2013|
|34||Steve Zorn||Fort hood, Tx||76544||Dec 28, 2013|
|33||Blake Shipp||cypress, tx||77429||Dec 28, 2013|
|32||G.B. Appling||Rosharon, Texas||77583||Dec 28, 2013|
|31||Jason Law||Dec 27, 2013|
|30||Bill Brasher||Bronte, Texas||76933||Dec 27, 2013|
|29||Reggie Holland||Abilene, TX||79606||Dec 27, 2013|
|28||Bobby Jacobs||Irving, Texas||Dec 27, 2013|
|27||Jerry Hunter||Voss, Tx||76888||Dec 27, 2013|
|26||Earl Meadows||nederland, Texas||77627||Dec 27, 2013|
|25||Capt. Randi Wayland||Shavano Park, Texas||78231||Dec 26, 2013|
|24||Mark Fulsom||Houston, TX||77044||Dec 26, 2013|
|23||Jonny Vick||Alpine , TEXAS||79830||Dec 26, 2013|
|22||Craig McGregor||Houston, TX||77581||Dec 26, 2013|
|21||Justin Bourgeois||The Woodlands, TX||77380||Dec 26, 2013|
|20||Troy Teegarden||Santa Fe, TEXAS||77510||Dec 26, 2013|
|19||Loy Deason||Livingston, Texas||77351||Dec 26, 2013|
|18||Ed Pham||Houston, TX||77065||Dec 26, 2013|
|17||Keith Meier||Katy, Texas||77450||Dec 26, 2013|
|16||Simmons Kevin||Huntsville, Texas||77320||Dec 26, 2013|
|15||Mike Devlin||Montgomery, Texas||77356||Dec 24, 2013|
|14||Robert Trotti||Friendswood||77546||Dec 24, 2013|
|13||Jared Carter||Dec 24, 2013|
|12||Jeff Lott||Midland, Tx||79707||Dec 24, 2013|
|11||Jerold Shelby||Livingston, Texas||77351||Dec 24, 2013|
|10||Jason Machala||Humble, Tx||77346||Dec 24, 2013|
|9||Paul Glenn||Spring, Texas||77379||Dec 24, 2013|
|8||Bill Sims||Warren, Texas||77664||Dec 24, 2013|
|7||brad mcswain||hockley, tx||77447||Dec 24, 2013|
|6||Robert garrison||dickinson||77539||Dec 24, 2013|
|5||Tommy Nguyen||Rosharon, tx||77583||Dec 24, 2013|
|4||Karl Engstrom||Huntsville, Texas||77320||Dec 24, 2013|
|3||charles newberry||rye, Texas||77369||Dec 23, 2013|
|2||william paul||willis, tx.||77378||Dec 23, 2013|
|1||Bradley Moczygemba||Kountze, Texas||77625||Dec 23, 2013|
Thanks a ton everyone!