BENTON COUNTY, WA - A group, known as the Tri-Cities Plinkers, are cleaning up abused shooting practice areas around the region.
On Saturday, the group was working along Owens Road, near Jump Off Joe in Benton County. The area, which is still closed to the public, was shut down after people kept leaving trash and debris from shooting their guns.
Last month, the Plinkers cleaned up sections of Weber Canyon in Benton City, where they collected more than 2,800 pounds of man-made waste.
"The places that have been abused, like Owens Road, that are shut down...we're just trying to get back in the good graces of whoever it is that owns the property--weather it's public or private--cause the last thing we want to do is have the bad side of the shooting community to ruin it for the good side," said Jake Zunker, an organizer of the Tri-Cities Plinkers.
The group plans to hold a clean up day once a month, around the Tri-Cities. If you would like to participate or learn more about the group you can find them on Facebook, just search "KPR Tri-Cities Plinkers."