Is This Vandalism?
We found this at the "Access Point" this morning. Is this vandalism? Dumping your aquarium fish and gravel in the river is just that, dumping. It is also how invasive, non-native aquatic species are introduced. Who knows what was dumped...turtles, snakes, lizards, aggressive or diseased fish? Chances are that they do not have natural predators in Spring River.
Spring River is not a landfill or dump. Please do not dump your trash in the river. It is vandalism. Here is a link to an excellent article in the Missouri Conservationist magazine about dumping, Don't Dump That Bait. The article warns against bait bucket and acquarium dumping. Missouri prohibits importing, exporting or liberating fish, amphibians, reptiles, mammals or any other form of wildlife unless specifically authorized by the Wildlife Code.