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Environmental Vandalism

Environmental Vandalism

Illegal waste dumping of any kind is a form of vandalism.  Illegal dumping can be classified as Environmental Vandalism, and it is a crime that can have detrimental effects.  The dictionary states that vandalism is “…destruction of, or damage to, public or private property.”  Vandalism at a park is any type of defacement to the public’s property. In this incident, the effects illegal dumping has on the park’s environment is the vandalism.  A park’s environment, rather it’s at a public community park or rather it’s on national land, belongs to the public and it most definitely is a type of owned property.

Both park vandalism and illegal fly dumping at parks are unlawful acts that damage its appearance.  Dumped garbage items and debris can disfigure a park’s beautiful scenery and its view, a landscape that park officials have worked so hard to obtain and paid by citizens of the community.  It completely damages it’s overall setting and the rest of its surrounding environment, and the dumped elements can do much farther harm to the environment than most people realize.

When people illegally dispose of waste items and materials in any part of a national park or other public land, it defaces and demeans the beautiful encounter public visitors are expecting.  Illegal dumping is an offense that is a public eyesore, but it also leads to the destruction of the environment and is a danger to humans.  It is a perpetration against nature, and it disturbs the wildlife living in the park and damages their habitats.  Illegal dumping causes their home environments to become toxic, which leads to their demise.

It is possible that spreading awareness of the harm illegal dumping can cause might help others realize the true damage that is done by this act.  Another, more likely possibility, is that selfish people will not care and will continue to dump trash into parks, even after being educated about its harm.  In this respect, focusing on the prevention of illegal dump sites at parks is the key.

Protect your park’s environment by shielding it from all dispositions of vandalism, including Environmental Vandalism which is done by illegally dumped trash.

 

Parks Environmental Protection

Parks Environmental Protection

Parks and Recreation Directors are people who care about the environment. They know how beautiful, well-kept parks have historically proven many societal benefits, as well as the environmental protection it provides.  Which is why they use the resources necessary to keep our parks clean and free from improper waste disposal, infamously known as illegal dumping.

Unfortunately, abatements of illegal waste costs the government, as well as the law-abiding, tax-paying citizens dollar amounts that can run into the millions, sometimes billions per year.   These accounts could preferably be spent on better upkeep care and preservation of the environment, rather than spending it on the environmental cleanups of illegal and absolutely preventable dumping.

Parks Directors understand that garbage, dumped illegally by thoughtless individuals, harms the environment.  If debris is dumped at a publicly accessible area, this can be dangerous to people.  It is an injury threat if discarded scrap is dumped in an area where children play, or where people play sports, such as near a playground or in a recreational area.  Illegal dumping sites might also contain toxic waste, which can be detrimental to human health.   When illegal waste dumped contains toxic materials that cause a hostile environment to parks, it not only makes it unsafe for people, but it simultaneously kills off the wildlife, and it poisons the habitat of the plants and the trees.

When all the good people, all the innocent wild animals and all the beautiful gardens and plants are gone, that’s when crime increases.  The homeless population moves into the park, and it becomes a common dumping site.  Not only is this waste dumping a form of environmental vandalism in and of itself, but the site of trash everywhere will cause other, thoughtless vandals to further disrespect the park, and other types of vandalism such as graffiti and property destruction may become more prevalent.  The park at this point could become a gang territory as well.  It is also easier to hide other unlawful activity in an environment like this, and it could very well become a hot spot for illegal drugs and violent crime.

This very sad domino-effect has an overall negative impact on society.  The numbers of negative side effects of a bad environment add up in droves, which is why the Directors of Parks and Recreation are good at taking extra heed to prevent all types of crime, such as illegal dumping, from ever becoming a crisis.  It’s all about nipping illegal dumping in the bud before it blossoms into a full bloom environmental catastrophe.

Environmental protection starts with crime prevention.

Protecting Park Assets

Protecting Park Assets

During the park closures back in 2020, we all learned that parks are essential to the health and wellbeing of the community, and the assets of a park provided need to be protected.

Unfortunately, there have been many incidents of vandalism, metal theft, and graffiti at are beloved parks.  To our greatest surprise are the occurrences within our historic parks and natural beauties.  It is hard to understand the person who would commit such a hideous crime.  Whether it’s youthful ignorance or anger directed at society, it is a very sad crime that affects our entire nation.

The vandalism that occurs at the local park is also sad.  Children come to play on the swing set or the slide, only to find it is not available due to vandalism.  Youth feel depression and unsafe when they discover their skate park has been defaced with graffiti.  And the football game will not happen because some culprit stole the wiring out of the lights.

All these tragic events occur very often.

Protecting Park property is more than surveillance.  Surveillance has its benefits, but it does not deter. Therefore, the park equipment such as field lights, bathrooms, playground equipment, and pavilions are destroyed and must be repaired or replaced.

This is very heartbreaking to the park visitors but also to the park rangers and recreation supervisors.  Because the park is created by their hard work and dedication, the destruction of the park is a blow to their heart.

Protecting Park resources are easier than you may believe.  There is a Park Vandalism Camera, specifically designed to stop vandals and other nuisance crime perpetrators before they strike.

What is your community doing to stop park vandalism and protect your park?

 

Protect Your Park from Vandalism

Protect Your Park from Vandalism

Parks are essential to the community and should be protected. The harsh reality is protecting the park from vandalism and graffiti is a daunting task. Unfortunately, it is estimated $12 billion is being relegated to the clean up of graffiti in the United States alone. Cleaning up graffiti is immensely expensive. The unbridled practice of graffiti and vandalism is crippling our government’s ability to maintain a high standard of life for American citizens. Vandalism, even in the form of graffiti, is ultimately governmental revenue being thrown in the trash. Vandalism is nothing more than a money pit.

It is difficult to apprehend vandals and graffiti “artists,” since anyone with a can of spray paint or mischievous thought can become one. Although graffiti artists and vandals are stereotyped as urban gangsters, the graffiti artist and vandal demographic are quite diverse. This makes apprehending vandals no easy task, they could be anyone. In combating graffiti and vandalism, it is essential to obtain the identity of the culprit.

The most effective way in which to identify graffiti artists and vandals is to set up cameras in crime hot spot locations. Unfortunately, most hot spots are in secluded areas where lighting and electricity are not available within the park, and it would be costly to install. Also, most cameras sold on the market cannot provide prosecutable images.

Fortunately, there are Park Vandalism Cameras that are specially designed to stop graffiti and vandalism. These Parks Vandalism Cameras are self-contained and portable, not needing lighting or electricity. The also provide unapparelled image resolution, allowing security to identify small tattoos at a great distance. Since graffiti and vandalism often occur in secluded areas or at night when there are less people around to witness the criminal activity, setting up Park Vandalism Cameras to keep constant watch over vulnerable property is the only way to prevent or at least punish the crime.

What is your community doing to protect your parks?

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