The gum control lobby is coming to the aid of the Statue of Liberty.
Ann Belkov, superintendent of Liberty Island and Ellis Island, said gum chewers are throwing their gum all over Liberty Island, the statue's home. The problem is so bad that workers have to scrape off or pickup as many as 1,000 wads of gum daily."The statue is becoming one big glob of chewing gum," Belkov said of Liberty Island.
She said that from now on, visitors will be warned about illegal disposal of gum while taking the ferry to both islands.
Trash cans marked for gum disposal will be posted as the travelers disembark at both islands, which are administered by the National Park Service.
Anybody seen tossing away their gum improperly will be subject to a $250 fine for defacing federal property.