July 3, 2006--Posted at 3:45 p.m. CDT
DIXIE, AR--The weather is warm and every weekend a number of Region 8 residents head out to their favorite swimming hole for a good time. But in some cases they aren't cleaning up after themselves. Williams Landing is a perfect summer destination to swim, fish, boat and soak up summer.
"I grew up here, so it means quite a bit to me, so we like to keep it cleaned up," said resident Mark Passmore.
However, over the past couple years, those who visit Williams Landing on the weekends are using and abusing the Craighead County boat ramp.
"On Monday if you are the first one out here you have to clean the beer bottles off the ramp," said Passmore.
According to Passmore, on any given you weekend, you will see anywhere from 20 to 100 people at Williams Landing leaving behind their trash.
"There will be drinking, smoking, more than likely drugs," said Passmore.
In addition to trash, someone has also parked a boat in the middle of the river to serve as a party barge. On several occasions Arkansas Game and Fish have placed a sign here, but the frame is all that is left.