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YOU ASK. WE INVESTIGATE. Nelson's Landing riddled with trash

Posted at 5:44 PM, Aug 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-02 13:09:21-04
A viewer reached out to 13 Action News after spending time over the weekend at the Lake Mead National Recreation Area and seeing a lot of trash. 
She said Nelson's Landing on Lake Mohave was covered with all kinds of trash.
"I went out there with my daughter and my little dog and walked down there and I was just shocked, just piles of garbage," said Becky Jagusch.
Jagush said she went to Nelson's Landing last year and was struck by the beauty. This time, she was struck by the amount of garbage at the popular beach.
"It just was a total lack of respect and nobody obviously was keeping up on any of the big signs they had posted," said Jagusch.
Victor Evangelista was at the beach Monday and felt the same way when he saw the mess.
"It's an abomination," he said. "You come here to have fun. You don't come here to look at garbage and beer bottles and plastic containers everywhere."
"It would be really nice if maybe it could be patrolled more often, or maybe if we all got a little tougher on reporting if we see someone dumping," Jagusch said.
Public information officials from Lake Mead National Recreation Area told us regular crews cleaned this area over the weekend. 
But it's a very popular place -- 22,000 people visited that part of the park last month.
Officials also told 13 Action News the issue is their trash trucks can't drive down there, so visitors have to haul out their own trash. 
After we called them Monday, they sent a crew down to clean up. 
If you are caught littering, you can be fined $150.