Los Padres National Forest is taking steps to reduce trash at the Arroyo Burro shooting area.

In January, the Calguns Shooting Sports Association organized a group of more than 90 local volunteers to remove nearly 40 tons of trash at the Arroyo Burro area, which was a huge success.

Educational signs now warn the public if you leave behind trash or illegally dump garbage, you will be issued a citation carrying a maximum penalty of $5,000 and/or six months in jail.