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Army Corps reopens Granite Point after cleanup efforts

Army Corps of Engineers may ban alcohol at the party destination if problems arise again

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Army Corps reopens Granite Point after cleanup efforts

Granite Point, also known as the cliffs, was closed following heavy usage that left behind large amounts of garbage.

Granite Point, also known as the cliffs, was closed following heavy usage that left behind large amounts of garbage.

RYAN PUGH | Daily Evergreen File

Granite Point, also known as the cliffs, was closed following heavy usage that left behind large amounts of garbage.

RYAN PUGH | Daily Evergreen File

RYAN PUGH | Daily Evergreen File

Granite Point, also known as the cliffs, was closed following heavy usage that left behind large amounts of garbage.

IAN SMAY, Evergreen news editor

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The Walla Walla District of the United States Army Corp of Engineers opened Granite Point, also known as the cliffs, following cleaning last week.

The Corps decided to close the area on May 2 after heavy partying on April 27 left hundreds of pounds of trash on the popular party destination, according to the press release.

Washington State University and the University of Idaho held a cleanup day for students on May 10.

The Corps could ban alcohol at Granite Point in the future if issues continue, according to the release. They also said they would continue to monitor usage of the area and ask people to take out trash they bring in, as well as asking visitors to keep glass away from the beach area at all times.

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Ian Smay is a senior journalism & media production major, with an emphasis in broadcast news, from Dayton, Washington. He is also minoring in criminal...

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