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Would-Be Park Trash Dumper Gets Truck Impounded Instead

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This trash does NOT belong in a park. Photo via Friends of Herring Run Parks Facebook page.

Do you know what you shouldn’t do? Dump trash in Baltimore’s city parks. (Or any park anywhere.)

But that’s exactly what a driver of a blue pickup truck tried to do yesterday afternoon. He drove down Tyndale Trail in Herring Run Park with a load of scrap lumber and other trash in the back of his truck, purportedly planning on unloading the junk in the middle of the woods. But things didn’t go according to plan, according to the Friends of Herring Run Parks Facebook page: the truck got stuck (oops), the cops got called (double oops), and the would-be dumper got his truck impounded (ha! I mean, oops.)

Interested bystanders could watch the whole drama play out on Facebook,where [ark volunteer Patty Dowd posted regular updates on the eight-hour ordeal (“I’ve been standing in the park since noon today. I’m chilled to the bone, exhausted and dehydrated”). The final update of the day? “The dumpers will be prosecuted. We have been promised.”

The moral of the story: Parks are no place for your trash. Take it to the dump.

Donate to the Friends of Herring Run Parks here.

Natural treasures abound in Herring Run Park

Kim Hairston, photographer with the Baltimore Sun, created a stunning photo essay of a mushroom identification hike in Herring Run Park, hosted by the Natural History Society of Maryland.

Herring Run Park steward, Irene Smith, coordinated the hike with Nick Spero from the Natural History Society of Maryland.  Please click on the link below to view the stunning finds that the lucky hikers discovered.



Look at these smiling, happy faces!

It is evident, by all the smiling faces, that cleaning up Herring Run Park is FUN!

Thank you to the many volunteers who came out on a brisk November morning to work their magic and make a HUGE impact on their environment.  A total of 137 bags of trash were removed from the Herring Run during the Better Waterways Clean Up on Saturday, November 15, 2014.

Friends of Herring Run Parks thank you for your help.

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Happy helpers 11_15_14 mom and child volunteers volunteer couple volunteer Sandy Cryder Matt on Shannon Shannon Drive crew Parkside volunteer #2