August 17, 2020
Good Evening Folks!
Lots of updates to share with you. Douglas County has implemented Stage 2 Fire Restrictions, for unincorporated Douglas County. Also, flows on the South Platte have been raised again! Current flows through Decker’s, are 532cfs. I wanted to also share a few thoughts about what’s been going on around here. The fact of the matter is Folks, the areas has become extremely busy these last few weeks and it’s resulted in a number of accidents, fires, and probably the worst trash/littering I’ve seen! I can’t for the life of me understand how so many people can blatantly throw or leave there trash behind. Let me tell you my friends, I’m not talking about a straw wrapper here and there, I’m talking about garbage bags of trash being left on the sides of the road, dirty diapers left on the boardwalk, in Decker’s! I’ve seen people open their car doors while parked, and proceed to empty their nasty-ass ashtray, right on the parking lot ground. The day-use area restrooms are also being heavily used and are continuously becoming trash dumps.
Look folks, there’s nothing we can do about the growth of Colorado and the amount of people that are discovering Decker’s. However, it’s the responsibility of everyone to make sure that when you visit the area, that you’ve prepared accordingly, have a plan for your garbage, know the fire conditions, and learn to leave less of a footprint. Please my friends, if we don’t start informing and educating those that are contributing to these issues, we’re going to destroy the wildlife and turn this beautiful healing place into a garbage dump. Then, it’s gone forever. 😢