- Associated Press - Monday, September 25, 2017

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) - A group that oversees several Indiana nature areas is taking a snarky approach to fight littering problems.

The NICHES Land Trust has started putting up signs at its Lafayette-area sites with the question “Why are you littering?” across the top. Below are answers: “I am a jerk,” ”I don’t care about natural areas,” ”Mommy still cleans up after me,” and “All of the above.”

Land trust executive director Gus Nyberg says the anti-littering culture has become frayed and the group is trying to turn that around. He says anyone offended by the signs is probably part of the littering problem.


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Nyberg says he’s heard from people across the country after the group’s Facebook posting of the sign, which has been shared thousands of times.

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