A number of illegal yard debris and dirt piles have been spotted along the Russian River path that runs parallel to all the river communities east of Badger Park. Dumping of yard waste is a Department of Fish and game violation and a violation of the city’s storm water permit. The Russian Riverkeeper organization is working with the City of Healdsburg Public Works department to identify problem areas, obtain a city public works crew to haul out debris and post no-dumping signs.
This problem was addressed a couple years ago and has resurfaced. Syar Industries who own the trail area are also aware of and concerned about this issue and will send warning letters to homes closest to the dumping sites (not Riverview II) that continued dumping could result in the locking of gates to the trail. The hope is everyone in the neighborhoods will police the issue so it doesn’t come to that. Russian Riverkeeper will keep Riverview II apprised of the situation. Contributed by: Christine Hyde