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No matter how much the message “pack it in, pack it out” is promoted in natural areas, there are some people who choose to ignore it, leaving behind all kinds of garbage.

Zach Welter of Meridian, a junior at Owyhee High School, decided to tackle the problem as his Eagle Scout project, organizing a group to clean up garbage on a piece of Bureau of Land Management property that is part of the Morley Nelson Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area.

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