LETTER: Enjoy Cloverdale’s parks but please take your trash with you

It's great that you gather it all up but when you leave it there, a big mess isn't far behind

One reader says it's great that you collected your trash after you used a park but leaving it there just means it will be a mess again in no time.

The Editor,

I love Cloverdale. I enjoy our local parks and it pleases me greatly to see so many people going out and enjoying their time in our parks.

What frustrates me is the blatant disregard for our park space once user groups are done for the day. It’s great you cleaned up but leaving your garbage entices rodents, crows, raccoons and other critters to come and scatter it around our parks.

Please use common sense – pack it in, pack it out. Plain and simple.

Look at the a photo I took. Maybe I’ll send in a photo 12 hours from then so people can see the mess it will become.

It would be advantageous for the city to send bylaw officers periodically as a way to educate and remind people how important it is to leave with their garbage.

Rachel McCallum, Surrey

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