Trash buildup at Chollas Lake troubles residents

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SAN DIEGO -- Trash and debris are ruining Chollas Lake Recreation Center, according to residents who blame the City of San Diego for the problem.

Two popular rangers were moved out of Chollas Lake.  With them went the high standards Bill Torres and other visitors expect from this popular spot.

Torres said he has missed going to the lake as a daily activity only three times over the last seven years.  He credits two rangers who were assigned to oversee the condition of the recreation area as the key to keeping it clean.

They were re-assigned by the city and that is when the trash trouble started, Torres said.  Garbage cans overflow as cups, cans and debris float on the lake.

A petition was given to the City of San Diego asking for the return of those two rangers. The city has not followed through on that request and did not want to discuss the concern with FOX 5.

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1 Comment

  • Phil Thomlinsen

    I see what you did there.

    It’s not the pigs who live there, right? It’s the city, the rangers and the lake itself. Ah, OK…

    I have an idea: Tack on HUGE fines and community service for the filthy animals who are caught littering. Wanna see them in action? Just go out on a weekend and look at a typical picnic. The rich, cultural music will be your first indication of where the problem lies…

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