Did the main prop from the movie “Hot Tub Time Machine” land in Capitol State Forest over the weekend? No, the abandoned hot tub that DNR Law Enforcement officers found yesterday in the popular state forest outside of Olympia is just more illegal dumping. And it’s not nearly as funny as the 2010 science-fiction comedy film in which four friends are whisked back to the 1980s via a magical hot tub (though a number of film critics didn’t think the film was all that funny).
Illegal dumping is not only ugly (and not funny), it costs DNR around $200,000 a year in clean-up costs each year. No doubt the hot tub will be on the list when we update the Illegal Dumping Sites on Washington State Trust Land map next year. Now, who is going to pay to remove that tub? Probably all of us.
Throughout the year, hundreds of volunteers step up to help DNR clear tons of litter and other trash from our recreation sites on state trust lands. If you are interested in volunteering on DNR-managed lands to help in cleanups, maintain or build trails and other amenities, check out the volunteer opportunities at www.dnr.wa.gov/volunteer. (Follow the link to the “Volunteer Calendar.”)
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