Please Don’t Treat National Parks Like a Garbage Can, Says Glacier National Park
It shouldn’t have to be said, but Glacier National Park would like to remind everyone to please clean up after themselves when they visit
The park posted a point-blank reminder to always clean up your trash while on Facebook. The meme post has a picture of a dumpster with the caption, “This is a trash receptacle” above it, next to a picture of a pristine mountain and lake landscape noted with the caption, “This is a national park.”
Don’t mix these two up! Anything you bring into a national park, you must pack out or dispose of in a proper trash…Posted by Glacier National Park on Tuesday, July 23, 2019
“Don’t mix these two up,” the post says on Facebook. “Anything you bring into a national park, you must pack out or dispose of in a proper trash receptacle.”
The park lists some more obvious examples that still tragically occur every day, including throwing away used diapers and not hitting golf balls into the canyon as well as not tossing “your apple core because you think it’s natural.”
According to Leave No Trace, leaving behind “natural” food scraps like apple cores can attract wildlife and damage their health because they can start to rely on food from humans.