Old propane tanks, tires, a T.V. and hundreds of plastic bottles are taking over Hempstead Lake State Park.
The local landmark, which covers parts of West Hempstead, Lakeview and Rockville Centre, is suffering from a major pollution problem. The trash, which stretches across the shore of the park's scenic lake and throughout the wooded areas, is detracting from the beautiful landscape and threatening the wildlife that call the park home.
It's an issue Alex Jacobson, owner of nearby , which runs trail rides through the park, is hoping the community can band together to fix. He's calling upon local officials, community groups and eager volunteers to join him in a united effort to clean up Hempstead Lake "once and for all."
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