13 Aug '18, 12am

A great reminder for all us...

A great reminder for all us...

Another bright side: Despite the sometimes acrimonious online debates, some people have found out about kindness rocks on these forums, and others have learned about the importance of minimizing visitors’ impact on the environment, which, after all, was the original intent of the national parks’ reminders. Murphy admitted she didn’t know about leave-no-trace principles until she was attacked on social media early on for posting a picture of a painted rock in a natural setting. Now that she’s better informed, every chance Murphy gets she promotes these principles, which include packing out trash, respecting wildlife, and leaving plants, animals, artifacts and (non-painted) rocks in parks. Retterer does her part, too. She reminds members of her group of “Respectful Rockin’” rules, and she works with moderators of other Facebook groups to get the word out.

Full article: https://www.npca.org/articles/1771-between-a-kindness-roc...

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