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SLADE, Ky. (AP) - Federal forestry officials say there is a growing graffiti problem at Kentucky's popular outdoor destination, Red River Gorge.

The geological area is a favorite with hikers and rock climbers, but officials say vandals are becoming all too common.

The area in eastern Kentucky is part of the Daniel Boone National Forest. Red River Gorge manager Tim Eling says carving and spray painting on exposed rock features is increasing. Eling says they are seeing more brightly-colored spray paint on rock surfaces.

Eling says it is costly to remove the paint from the area's sandstone features.

Visitors are encouraged to report vandalism to the nearest Forest Service office. A release from forestry officials says those caught vandalizing will be fined and prosecuted in federal court.

Link: http://www.wkyt.com/content/news/Graffiti-vandals-plague-popular-Red-River-Gorge-destination-415310533.html
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Re: Article: Graffiti vandals plague popular Red River Gorge destination
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2017, 10:00:09 AM »

The geological area is a favorite with hikers and rock climbers, but officials say vandals are becoming all too common.

This is quite disheartening, but all to common for places that are literally "loved to death." There's an innate, primal urge for man to leave his mark on the world, it's just a shame that some people fail to realize there are better ways than spray painting graffiti and carving their names into the rock faces. Below are few recent photos from the DBNF Facebook account, including their cleanup efforts with power washers. I can't imagine trying to haul a 50lb. power washer on the trails.

The Leave No Trace organization visited in October last year. https://lnt.org/blog/fighting-graffiti-red-river-gorge Public education and enforcement will only help to slow this issue, I doubt it will ever stop. As always, if you see anyone defacing our beloved Red, call the local ranger station:
Cumberland Ranger District: 606-784-6428
Gladie Visitor Center: 606-663-8100
London Ranger District: 606-864-4163
Stearns Ranger District: 606-376-5323
Redbird Ranger District: 606-598-2192





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Re: Article: Graffiti vandals plague popular Red River Gorge destination
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2017, 11:18:39 AM »

If I catch anyone, you'll see the news that a vandal was apprehended via being judo'd.

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