Thursday, April 9, 2009

BTD enews April 9

Hi All-

I have gotten lots of questions, but we still have no direction from City Council as to next steps. I have seen some great letters to Mayor and Council. Continued thanks to those of you who are involved, coming up with creative solutions, and expressing your thoughts constructively. Although we don't need to be noisy right now please write if you have an opinion to express. That's why it's called public process. Contact info available at

First Poop Scoop of the year will be Saturday, May 9 (unless someone tells me about a major conflict I'm not aware of). If you can help at the table, or by coordinating a crew at one of the areas outside of Lower Hull's (Corrals, Military Reserve, Table Rock) please let me know. or 866-6306

The Trail User Group put together by David Gordon met with people representing running, hiking and bike groups last week to discuss how to start developing a trail ethic across all user groups to include understanding that everyone's trail experience is important and that it is up to all of us to care for the trails. There was great energy & we're all excited about working together.

The first step is Trail Awareness Days. Thanks Angie, Suzie & Sue for volunteering for the April 16 event, and to Dave for volunteering for the May event. Basically, we need dog owners to talk to other dog owners about proper trail etiquette. We still need 3-5 people for Saturday, May 16 from 8:30- 10:00, 10:00- 11:30, 11:30- 1:30 at the junction of Crestline & Lower Hull's Gulch. Volunteers will receive one of the great BTD t shirts that Ginger from Northwest Business Solutions made up for us to wear during their shift.

We will have one event per month over the summer and plan to have at least one representative from each user group present at the tables. This is your chance to get involved in a fun event & meet some fellow trail users, while showing that dog owners do care about the trails & that we are responsible.

I need help organizing these events. If anyone can help coordinate volunteers, please let me know, even if it's on an event by event basis.

The issues are never going away, and we need to continue to keep trails clean, keep dogs under control and spread the word. Please give your adopted trail a little extra attention in the next few weeks.

Thanks, as always for your help & interest. Email ( ) or call me if you have questions or comments or if you'd like to be removed from this list. Also, please pass this along to anyone you know who might be interested.


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