« on: April 15, 2014, 12:18:59 PM »
we have put signs, the trash cans get stolen...I can't figure out why. There are cans on 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 12 right now. I had planned on trying to get out there this past weekend to make a dent.
Bottom line Rob is that unless we take ownership and pride in the course and do it, it will not get done. That is part of the reason to encourage other activities (ERTA and the new trails) into the park. I have been working with many people over the years, club members, civic leaders, P&R, community residents to make an impact. Although you see it as trashy right now, it pales in comparison to years past, the time is smaller. Just this year, Doug, his kid, Matt Eklund, my neighbor Mark, and Myself went out on a 2 degree day to make an impact on the course.
Overall it really boils down to usage. The park sees more usage, and I will work on getting replacement trash cans out there, but it doesn't solve the issue if we have people dumping the cans to get the aluminum out for their own recycle money. The biggest thing is to pack out what you pack in. We are not good at doing this as disc golfers. WW is a PRIME example of how much trash we put on a course. It overflows there as well. It is just amazing how much we get out on a course. So until the disc golfers as well work on this, it is tough to point fingers. I can attest that when I see Blvd bottles in the middle of the fairway, I don't think that it is a dumping.
Now that being said, ABSOLUTELY an issue on illegal dumping. P&R is aware, and we will and constantly look to find ways to combat it. It really is an education thing though. In KCMO, you only have to put the trash on the curb, and they will get it. I mean seriously, put it in the front yard, that is it. Yet people dump in the park. It is uninformed illiterate individuals with the trash bags for certain. Signs won't help these folks.