A driver begruged using his turn signals in traffic. “It is none of their business where I am going.”
He said to his mate.

Today we hosted a Native Plant Rescue on a future development site. Parcel 16 on University Crescent at UniverCity, Burnaby, is in the preliminary stage of development. The curving crescent is becoming fixed with mid-rises and a maze of townhouse complexes.

Residents and community volunteers salvage plants to protect the diversity of native plants, as the second growth forest is thinned to make way for development.

Owners not picking up after their dogs are only creating inevitable issues. The cover of forest is not the only area of abuse. Small grass boulevards in front of buildings are used commonly as dumping areas.

Certainly, we don’t want our children exploring in the woods, overridden with patties that can ruin play as well as their greeting when they get home.

I keep my dog on a long leash if we play, and this has on many occasions left me dragging across some mess a dog owner has left.

I must admit, before! dog business was only an eyesore. Now, owning a dog, I’m invested. In some ways I have a little more tolerance.

With so many pets, where? to leave NO trace? It’s impossible So…Yes, doo requires our creative effort and consideration. Perhaps you may consider it no ones business how you go about your day… but do you want to come back down the path and step in someone else’s dog’s poo, if not that of your own dog?

Issues of cleanliness aside. We had a good week of plant collection, including 2 days joined by The Stanley Park Ecology Society. The SPES team collected many ferns to help restoration projects at Stanley Park.
Photos from the Native Plant Salvage can be found in the GreenSchoolUNES account on twit pic. The Event was hosted by the SFU Trust and attended by SCEC and Stanley Park Ecology Society.

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on leash in Burnaby Conservation Park