Rockland Responds: Town of Ramapo Supervisor Michael Specht Addresses Algae and Litter at Eugene Levy Park
To the Supervisor,
I recently visited Eugene Levy Park on Route 45 and was horrified at the terrible shape the park is in. The lake, with its thick coat of glowing, green algae extending from shore to shore, looked toxic and plainly scary. My heart went out to the geese swimming there - and normally, I don't even like Canadian geese because of the messes they leave all over.
Then there was a tremendous pile of burned logs, signs, and other debris in the middle of a field next to the path closer to the Park-and-Ride. Is it safe for my children to play in such a place?
Why is nothing being cleaned up so our children can have a safe environment where we don't have to worry when they run ahead down a turn in the path about what they are going to encounter?
Our Parks staff regularly clean all our parks, including Gene Levy, but unfortunately, people do litter, and we do our best to keep up. Our maintenance supervisor is on the way now to the park.
The burned logs in the picture appear to be the Watchfire site. This is a yearly bonfire held on Memorial Day by the Vietnam Veterans of America to commemorate fallen troops and has been held there for many years. We will ask them to tidy up the site. The company we hired to control pond algae will take a look and address the water issue.
Town of Ramapo Supervisor
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