Crayfish traps vandalized

Conservation efforts hampered

CRUSTACEAN CATCHERS— Above, the crayfish crew following a hard day of work. Below left, the crayfish in a bunch after being removed from Las Virgenes Creek prior to counting and sizing. Photos courtesy of Mountains Restoration Trust

As it continues efforts to remove invasive crayfish from local creeks, Mountains Restoration Trust says there’s been an increase in the vandalism and theft of the traps that are used to catch the crustaceans.

The problem is readily apparent in Oak Park because ...

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