Montepare: When it comes to dog waste, pick it up and pack it out (letter) |

Montepare: When it comes to dog waste, pick it up and pack it out (letter)

How about we talk about dog poop — or, more specifically, the over abundance at our numerous trail heads in Summit County.

For some reason, in arguably the most litter-free county in the state, we are not picking up our dog waste at our trail heads, usually within the first 100 to 200 yards of the parking lots. I will not lecture you with stats about the environment damage of dog waste, but it is real.

Due to the generosity of my neighbors in the county via the Open Space mil levy, we are blessed with great trails and trail heads to either open space or U.S. Forest Service lands.

So, please, lets keep these portals pristine. Buy 100 dog poop bags, use your Denver Post bags, whatever works — but I implore you … pick it up and pack it out.

Turk Montepare

Chairman of Summit County Open Space Committee


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