Nearly a Half Ton of Illegally-Dumped Cannabis-Growing Material Removed Near Monument Road
Press Release provided by The City of Rio Dell:
Public Works crews were called in to clean up an illegal dumping of cannabis growing materials including soil, fertilizer, planters and other related debris. The dump site was located just off Monument Road and much of the material was thrown down steep Poison‐Oak covered embankments causing a hazard for work crews. Nearly a half‐ton of material had been removed by mid‐day on Wednesday July 15th.
“If not removed, all of this nitrogen-rich fertilizer would have eventually washed into the river, helping to fuel any green algae bloom we might see,” stated Randy Jensen, the Roadway & Water Superintendent for the City. Flows in the Eel River continue to match the record low flows from last year.