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Trash Cleared From Illegal Pot Grow Sites In Sierra And Sequoia Forests

SEQUOIA NATIONAL FOREST, Calif. (AP) -- Volunteers have helped remove more than three tons of trash from illegal marijuana growing sites on national forest land in Central California.

The U.S. Forest Service says the operation targeting 13 former cultivation sites in the Sierra and Sequoia national forests netted drip line, fertilizer and toxic pesticides. The goal was to restore habitat and remove risks to wildlife.

The Fresno Bee reports that the cleanup effort began Nov. 5 and lasted more than a week.

State and federal officials also participated.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press.

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