College partiers leave half a mile of trash on lake island

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Posted: May 25, 2016 1:53 PM
College partiers leave half a mile of trash on lake island

REDDING, Calif. (AP) — The National Forest Service says workers have cleaned up a half-mile-wide swath of trash left behind by about 1,000 campers after an annual trip to a California lake by fraternity and sorority members.

Shasta-Trinity National Forest spokeswoman Phyllis Swanson says it took about 25 workers five hours to clean up the weekend mess on Slaughterhouse Island in Lake Shasta on Tuesday.

Pictures on social media show some of the mess, including several items branded with University of Oregon logos and a cooler with the Greek letters Lambda Chi Alpha.

The university says it doesn't condone or sponsor the annual trip and has launched an investigation.

The school's chapter of the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity says it has suspended activities while an investigation is completed.