SHOSHONE COUNTY, Idaho -- People visiting the North Fork of the Coeur d’Alene River in North Idaho have been leaving trash behind and some of it ends up in the river.
Business owners say they see several thousand people floating down the river on summer weekends leaving trash along the riverside.
Some believe those who leave trash on the shore need to be regulated.
“The biggest and most disheartening thing and this was just last weekend at our campground was baby diapers,” said Don King, owner of Albert’s Landing Bar & Grill.
The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality has recently launched the “Respect the River” Facebook page to bring awareness to the problem and drum up solutions.
Albert’s Landing is coordinating with other groups and businesses to have a river clean up day.
The clean-up in September 7th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Albert’s Landing.