Earlier this week, KZMU News broadcast a story about increasing graffiti and vandalism on our local public lands. Today on Get An Earful, we’ll return to this conversation with some longer field interviews. We head to a historic site at Sand Flats Recreation Area, where regional history is in danger of becoming overrun with new graffiti. Two experts in graffiti removal – Sue Baril and Don Montoya – discuss repairing injuries on public lands, it’s importance, and why we need a change in behavior.
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To report vandalism on public lands:
Bureau of Land Management, Moab Field Office: Anyone who sees illegal activities or suspected vandalism should report it to the local field office (435 259-2100). If you suspect a crime in progress and you cannot reach the BLM office, please contact the Grand County Dispatch (435-259-8115).
National Park Service: To aid an investigation or report something suspicious in any National Park Service site anonymously, visit www.nps.gov/ISB and click “submit a tip.” You can also call 888-653-0009 or email email@example.com. Message via Facebook @InvestigativeServicesNPS or Twitter @SpecialAgentNPS.