Ah yes, with the nice weather comes the Fair Weather users
You know them, they show up around this time so happy to be outside enjoying the parks and beaches with their dogs, lattes, and phones. They sport fancy walking gear and poop bag systems in the shape of green eggs or cleverly attached mesh bags on their leash. For the most part they pick up after their dogs, that is if they see them poop.
I use Cherry Beach daily. I know in a lot of cases I’m preaching to the choir here, after all I’m posting this on beach dog park pages and most Fair Weather users are probably not members.
I expect the parking lot to be full, I’m OK with that as long as I can find a spot. After all I’m there to WALK so taking a few extra steps from my car is not going to kill me, or anyone else for that matter assuming they are watching where they are going. You might also want to leash your dogs while coming and going from your car. You know, common sense.
Really, you’re that lazy?
What makes me really, really crazy is when I see people stacking shit bags, coffee cups and assorted other debris on top of or around a garbage can that is full. Common sense would suggest walking to the next receptacle wouldn’t it? How about consideration for the person that has to empty and pick up around that can? I’m pretty sure these folks empty their kitchen garbage when it’s full. Why is it OK to disrespect our parks?
I know there are many silent heroes out there that quietly clean up. You probably know some of them. I however can’t be silent. If I see someone leaving garbage around I have no problem saying something. If I find a dead animal on the shore or in the bushes I don’t wave people away and warn them of it’s location, I slip a bag on my hand and pick it up. I don’t want my dogs rolling in it either.
So, to those of you that do your part, thank you!
To those of you that are just selfish, inconsiderate, lazy, and stupid shame on you. You really do boggle the mind.
That said, there are two cleanups coming up.
Let’s set an example for our Fair Weather friends, maybe even suggest they join in.
Hope to see you there.
*UPDATE* The 2017 Cherry Beach Clean up is Saturday, April 22 11 am-12:30 pm