Anti-Semitic, misogynistic and racist graffiti was found on trees in a conservation area in Massachusetts.

Police officers found the graffiti within the 35-acre Edward Dwyer Conservation Area in Easthampton, New England Public Radio reported Wednesday.


"Swastikas, racist words, misogynist symbols. You know, all the bad stuff," said Marty Klein, director of the Pascommuck Conservation Trust, which maintains the woods and trails along the Manhan River, when describing the graffiti.

The orange graffiti was reportedly sprayed on three trees sometime after Christmas, but was still visible this week as the volunteer-run conservation trust determines the best way to remove it.

The group hopes the graffiti can be painted over without hurting the trees.

Klein told The Republican that Passcommuck installed a trail camera in a tree several years ago to dissuade vandalism and littering in an area he described as “party central.”

“Someone smashed the camera,” he said.

Board members of the land trust did not want to give the perpetrators’ actions publicity but decided to condemn the actions.

“[You need to] show it to the community and stand up against it. So I put a post on Facebook and there's been a huge outpouring of support and outrage," he said.