Care for Colorado: Be kind to other visitors

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — Colorado Parks and Wildlife is concluding a week of environmental awareness. Today’s message is “Be Kind to Other Visitors.”

Chance are you’re not hiking, biking, or fishing in Colorado to people watch. You’re most likely outdoors to enjoy nature, and with Colorado’s colorful land, you’re usually not alone. So, treat others the way you want to be treated.

Many people say there is nothing worse than listening to mother nature and being interrupted by bad behavior, such as littering or not leashing your dog. The Colorado trails are a shared space, and the Parks and Wildlife officials want you to recognize the impact you have on others. And therefore, Pete Firman, a park manager, says, “a little more self awareness is the biggest thing we need.”

For instance, while you’re hiking, it is polite to yield to mountain bikers.

Overall, it is important to respect other outdoor lovers. We all care for Colorado, so let’s also care for every Coloradoan and visitor by being aware of our surroundings.

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