There’s no way that Albany’s small crew of parks maintenance workers can keep up with the messy habits of part of our population. So now and then we come across scenes like this, seen Saturday on a little-used branch of the Simpson Park Trail.
We can complain, and many of us do. Someone posted a photo similar to the one above on Facebook, along with the appropriate text.
Or we can, now and then, try to do something about it. Like this:
The city parks department has set up a program where people can adopt a park or a trail. But you don’t need anything like a formal adoption to grab a rake and shovel and some bags.
But it’s a good idea to wear disposable gloves. (hh)