Old furniture and other trash have been dumped at the Cape Cod National Seashore during the COVID-19 crisis. Officials said anyone who violates the park's regulations could receive a citation and fine of up to $5,000.NATIONAL PARK SERVICE

MA - Cape Cod National Seashore sees uptick in dumpings, other violations during coronavirus crisis

An increase in dumpings, dogs off leashes, and other violations have been seen at the Cape Cod National Seashore since the COVID-19 crisis hit Massachusetts, according to National Park Service officials.

Deputy Chief Ranger Ryan White said visitors have done a good job following social distancing guidelines at the seashore. However, multiple pieces of furniture, bags of trash, and debris from renovation projects have been dumped there in the last month, White said.

“It’s been a recurring problem, but there has been an uptick of it with COVID-19 and also with the change of the weather,” White said. “People are outside more and they’re doing more renovations or home improvement projects."

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