Authorities at Starved Rock State Park are voicing their displeasure at an uptick in pollution along their trails.
Plastic bags, bottles, utensils, sanitary wipes and used diapers are among the many items workers have discovered on and off the trails at Starved Rock. In a lengthy Facebook post, the park is urging guests to refrain from littering, as it can harm wildlife and otherwise destroy the delicate ecosystem the park is working to maintain.
With over three million guests a year, pollution adds up quickly at Starved Rock. If you see trash left out, do your part by throwing it away.