Thank you to Ali Bauman of CBS News and the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference for helping to bring attention and awareness to the littering problem in our local parks. This is not just about our parks but about all parks and communities that have been experiencing a similar situation. We contributed some videos and pictures to the feature that was aired live Tuesday at 5pm.
I headed out for my ride yesterday (Monday) knowing that I was going to be pretty disappointed. This past weekend was a very busy time for Harriman State Park and for all State & National Parks. I had to approach several people asking them to discard and recycle their garbage properly. This video shows just a 100 yard section of the park.
We are here to explore the lands as freely as we like but we must revere them. With proper preparation and awareness we can accomplish the goal of safe travel and enjoyment while simultaneously minimizing our impact and leaving the Parks and Forests in better shape when we leave.