Ask city to pass clean outdoor air ordinance

Imagine a town with beautiful, tree-lined streets, a river running through it, and parks and trails that invite outdoor recreational activity for all ages and interests.

Now, imagine toxic smoke interspersing the otherwise clear, clean air and toxic trash along the trails, especially the Animas River Trail, which our visitors like so much.

We have the second one now because of sidestream smoke from cigarettes and the cigarette butts. The Torch Club at the Boys & Girls Club picked up almost a thousand butts along the river trail in a very short time before they stopped counting.

This letter is to urge everyone to tell the Durango City Council to pass the proposed clean outdoor air ordinance. Thank you for anything you can do.

Jenn Bartlett

Durango