"Walking through Belmont Lake State Park, I noticed a number of signs telling pedestrians where certain locations and destinations are. There were also signs telling people about certain animal and plant species in the park. Then I saw a number of birds inhabiting the large lake and rivers. This lake is very accessible. Finally there were a large amount of garbage cans so people can dispose of garbage properly." - QP volunteer.
The Sierra Club Long Island Group is working on ways to stop the tendency to feed waterfowl bread, at Belmont Lake State Park Bread makes the birds feel full, and thus they don't eat more nutritious alternatives. Sound familiar? Even humans need to cut the carbs. And the excess bread in the water can contribute to an over abundance of algae growth.
There's several interpretive signs at Belmont Lake State Park. What does it take to post interpretive signage regarding why feeding bread to waterfowl is bad?
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