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Kern County non-profit reporting vandalism at several campsites along Kern Canyon

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Posted at 9:04 PM, Mar 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-09 00:23:56-04

BAKERSFIELD, CALIF. — Several campsites along the Kern Canyon were vandalized, according to Kern River Conservancy, a local non-profit organization.

The conservancy group took photos at those campsites Sunday showing graffiti and various painted figures on rocks near the Kern River, before they cleaned it up.

Gary Ananian, a member of the non-profit, said warmer weather is encouraging more people to camp out along the river. More trash may be left behind as a result, Ananian added.

Ananian said the conservancy group teams up with forest service crews to clean up trash, educate campers how to properly dispose of waste and put out camp fires.