So yesterday I noticed that several of the signs saying dogs must be leashed were pulled out of the ground and tossed off in the woods.
I'm having a difficult time understanding what this person was trying to accomplish. A) good soul, you left more than you pulled B) if your goal was to argue that having no signs meant the rule was nonexistent, you'll be very disappointed to hear that it's actually city ordinance, which means that sign or no, THEMS THE BREAKS. And now, I'm just less likely to be nice about it.
My dog is on a leash. Your dog must be on a leash. This is not only for your pet's protection, and that of other users, but also for those doing research in the forest. All it takes is your dog chasing one squirrel to end some poor PhD student's work. You don't want me thinking you are an irresponsible pet owner, do you? I don't know how you could live with that judgement.
The signs are back up. Should you continue to take them down, I will continue to put them up (they were not difficult to trace. Following your trail was as easy as following an elephant's, homie). And I will continue to enforce the rule.
Have a great day!
Use of the Forest
Public use of Saginaw Forest is encouraged. Rules for the public's use include (but are not limited to):
- No parking in front of the access gate.
- Public use hours are from 6am to 6pm only; no camping on the site!
- No vehicles or bicycles are permitted on the site except those for approved research and teaching use (bike parking available at the main gate).
- Dogs with owners are welcome to visit, but they must be on a leash. (Also see here.)
- Dog owners must carry out all pet waste; please bring your own doggie bag to do so.
- No cutting or collecting of plant material; no hunting or harming vertebrates (this includes no fishing).
- No smoking.