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Officials continue glass container ban along parts of Tule River

Posted at 2:40 PM, Apr 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-25 17:42:01-04

PORTERVILLE, Calif. — The use of of glass containers along sections of the Tule River will continue to be banned, according to Sequoia National Forest Officials.

The ban was put in place to protect the health and safety of visitors on the Western Divide Ranger District. Forest officials say the glass shards within the water are not visible to barefoot visitors and could result in severe cuts.

The Forest Order also states:

"Possessing or storing alcoholic beverages and food items in glass containers is prohibited along the Tule River from Wishon Campground to its intersection with Highway 190 and from the National Forest boundary along Highway 190 to the Moorehouse Fish Hatchery located just below Camp Nelson."

The Forest Order will be in effect May 1 to September 30. Then will continue on May 1, 2020 to Wednesday, September 30, 2020.

“We appreciate your respect for the land, wildlife, and Forest visitors by treading lightly while visiting your favorite recreation site. And remember, if you pack it in, pack it out,” said Acting Forest Supervisor Smith.

The Forest Order with maps and specific descriptions of areas included in the glass container ban is available here.