Happy October Everyone!!

Fall is in full swing and we wanted to check in with the membership to update you on some events and goings on at the park.

First, the meet and greet last month with the students from the Walden School was a huge success! So much so that we’ve planned another event for the end of this month. The students are going to bake dog treats for our canine pals. How sweet is that?

We’ll meet October 31st at 10:00 am at the Edmands Rd parking lot for a hike with the students. It would be great to see some pups show up in costume! The students will get a kick out of it for sure. If you can make it, please RSVP to this email or on Facebook.

Secondly, it’s that time again. Photo contest!! The theme this time is Autumn. How do you and your pups celebrate autumn? Perhaps you’ve done some apple picking. Or you’re gearing up for trick or treating with scary costumes. Does your pup “help” with the fall clean up and love to play in the piles of leaves?

We want to see your photos!! And remember whoever is chosen will be entered into the Cover Dog contest for our first ever CalDog calendar! We’ll be voting on that from the seasonal winners in November.

You can submit photos on Facebook or by emailing them to this address. Looking forward to your submissions!

Lastly and definitely in the less fun category,in the last few months we’ve had several complaints about dogs off leash where they shouldn’t be and the amount of dog poop that is accumulating at the park. Additionally, DCR has asked to have a conversation about their new program for dogs in the parks. It’s safe to say that if we can’t show that we can take care of Callahan and follow the rules, we risk losing our off leash privileges. This is where you come in! Our board members can’t do this on their own. We need your support in cleaning up and educating other park users as to the on and off leash areas of the park. If you need a refresher on which trails are “on leash” there is a highlighted map on our Facebook page. Dogs must be leashed in all parking lots and trails that abut private property as well as along the earthen dam and pipeline. And a reminder that “on leash” means just that – on a physical leash.

Together we can continue to make Callahan the best multiuser state park in the state! Thanks for your cooperation!

Happy trails!!