Please help keep
Our parks beautiful
We love the holiday season and all that comes with it, (especially the cookies)! However, decorating trees and structures in Parks, Trails, and Open Spaces is considered littering.
Hanging a few ornaments on trees might not seem like it would have a significant impact, but altering an animal’s natural environment can be deadly.
Manmade decorations pose a serious threat to our wildlife. Hooks can catch in fur; animals might try to eat brightly colored decorations thinking they are a tasty snack. Light strings or tinsel tangle on antlers, and if snared, these animals can come under immense stress.
Rogue ornaments can also make their way into our waterways and smashed on the side of the trails if they fall on the ground.
Please help us preserve our parks and open spaces! #LeaveNoTrace #COSParks
📷: Just a few of the decorations that have been removed from our parks