They look like lots of fun, in the late afternoon sun.
But floating parties aren’t good for the pond
• Lots of urine in the water will stimulate algae growth (no restrooms at the park)
• Lots of litter and cans on the bottom
• Erosion from many vehicles in the parking lot
• Party people leave intoxicated, a danger to other drivers
Alcohol is prohibited in all State Parks--period. But when reading the regulations online, I was puzzled why inflatable beach toys are prohibited in the parks.
When I went swimming with my mask and snorkel the day after the party, I found out why: There were dozens of empty beer cans lying on the bottom of the pond.
This time, there wasn’t any litter left over. That’s because the Environmental Police came to the party.
Protect the pond for the next generation to enjoy.