Cops out at Meridian Hill today...again

Just wanted to let everyone know that the park police are kicking slackliners off of the trees again today. I think Sean (in the discussions section) has the right idea, we're going to need to do some advocating to get back access in national parks in dc. The officer said that they are starting to crack down in all the parks.

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  • Jim B.

    Is everyone using protection for the trees? I can see cops having issues if you're not. Or maybe this is just wishful thinking and they are cracking down regardless.

    April 21, 2013

    • Sean S.

      III. GENERAL REGULATIONS

      36 CFR ยง2.1 - PRESERVATION OF NATURAL, CULTURAL AND ARCHEOLOGICAL RESOURCES

      Standing dead wood or dead wood on the ground may not be collected for use as fuel for campfires or other uses.

      No fruits, nuts, berries, seeds, mushrooms or cut greenery may be gathered or collected for personal or business use or consumption in Rock Creek Park.

      No artifacts, portions of structures or architectural elements may be collected within the park.

      Recreational activities that damage or harm natural, cultural, or archeological resources are prohibited. Examples include geocaching, orienteering, bungee jumping, rock climbing, and riding bicycles off paved surfaces.

      May 20, 2013

    • Sean S.

      The thing is with proper protection is does no harm. Thus setting up a line for a few hours shouldn't fall under this restriction. It's kinda their word against ours. It hard to argue with an officer bc they're following orders from above and really don't care what you have to say about it.

      May 20, 2013

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