This fraternity trashed a campground so badly, photos of the litter went viral

Cleanup Underway at Lake Shasta After Fraternity Visit
Cleanup Underway at Lake Shasta After Fraternity Visit

A University of Oregon fraternity is in hot water after trashing a popular California campground last weekend and leaving behind mounds of garbage, including items marked with their fraternity letters and school logo.

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The scene of the littering crime was Slaughterhouse Island at Lake Shasta in Northern California, with photos of the trash going viral on Monday thanks to a Facebook post.

The students were there as part of a gathering of hundreds of students from universities and colleges across the region who regularly visit the area. One official told KRCR that more than 1,000 students were in the area over the weekend on board over 60 different boats.

Schools don't sanction the gathering and, as the Daily Emerald adorably points out, "Alcohol and drugs tend to be involved."

So while the Oregon students likely aren't the only culprits, they were the ones who left garbage labeled with both the university and fraternity logo. Among the trash was a cooler with letters of the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity and the phrase "Do you wanna do some blow man?"

It was bad enough that the University of Oregon issued a statement on the incident, saying, in part:

Trips to this area have become an annual event for fraternities and sororities all along the West Coast. It is one the University of Oregon does not sponsor or condone in any way.

The university is actively investigating the situation and will take action as appropriate. We are working with authorities to learn all we can and determine who is responsible.

The offending fraternity also issued a statement, apologizing for its members actions and suspending all activities until an investigation is completed.

Forest spokeswoman Phyllis Swanson told The Oregonian that rangers worked all Monday to clean up the mess, having collected over 10 yards worth of garbage by Monday evening.

She added, "We hope to have it done by Memorial Day."

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