Hello All!

First a quick word of warning! As many of you have probably already heard, two cars were broken into last Friday afternoon between 3:30 and 4:30 in the Millwood parking lot. Please don’t leave valuables in your car when at the park or try to put them in the trunk or out of sight if there is no other option!

It’s finally beginning to feel a bit like Spring out there! As most of you have probably noticed, the park is in need of some love and attention. Luckily we’re partnering with DCR once again this year for their annual Park Serve Day in conjunction with Earth Day. This year’s service day is Saturday April 30th from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. We’re hoping to see many of you there to once again get Callahan into tip top shape! As most of you know, our off leash privileges are dependent upon everyone chipping in and doing our best to keep the park free of poop.

In addition to asking for volunteers to help with the clean up, we are also hoping to get some people who are interested in standing at the entrances and handing out bags, gloves and clean up shovels. We are looking for one hour shifts ideally but will take whatever you can offer! If this interests you, please respond to this email with your availability. We’re always looking for new members who would like to be more involved!!

Sean, the park ranger assigned to Callahan by DCR, will be back full time beginning April 24th. Make sure to say hi if you see him! He’ll be doing general park maintenance and checking in that we’re holding up our end of the bargain in terms of leashing our dogs where required and picking up after them. On this note, both we and DCR have had SEVERAL complaints about dogs being off leash in the parking lots and on the ridge. Please remember and nicely remind others of the leash rules. And again, an electric remote collar DOES NOT substitute for a leash. If it’s an on leash trail, your dog must be on a physical leash.

Happy Trails! Enjoy this beautiful long weekend!