By: Lisa Liotta, Niquette Bay State Park Ranger
On Saturday April 5, volunteers gathered Grand Isle, Sandbar and Niquette Bay State Parks to celebrate April Stools’ Day. Wait! What was that you said? …April STOOLS…does that mean……?! Yes, exactly, the brown stuff: stools, not fools.
This past weekend the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation and the Lake Champlain Committee partnered to organize an “April Stools Day” park clean-up the first Saturday in April. Vermont State Parks encourages people to venture outside all year round, and this winter our parks have been well loved and used for outdoor recreation in many ways.
|Sand Bar State Park. Photo by Bonnie Pease|
Ruth Blauwiekel of Colchester came out to scoop the poop at Niquette Bay State Park. Ruth commented, “Who knew that scooping poop could be so much fun! Really, I enjoyed the morning and it was a good opportunity to make some new friends while doing some “spring cleaning” at the park.”
|Niquette Bay State Park. Photo by Bob Henneberger|
Pam Keyser of Colchester who frequently visits Niquette Bay State Park with her two standard poodles shares her belief in Karma Poop with us. Here’s how it works: when your dog is off-leash, chances are pretty good that when they are out of sight, they will occasionally leave a hound mound behind. Practicing the art of Karma Poop, Pam always picks up a few extra mounds every time she comes to the park, and hopes that others will do the same.
So do we.