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Protect Pippy, a true jewel

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Couch in a marsh, Pippy Park, Sept. 1

©The Telegram

Ah, early fall, when the fringes of Pippy Park bloom with the blossoms of the discarded furniture plant …

Friday, it was a beige couch, perched ever-so-neatly in a roadside bog, an installation piece demonstrating how even a jewel is not immune to the uncaring among us.

And Pippy Park truly is a jewel.

This time of year, the miles of back trails are alive with dog walkers, on leash and off, hikers, mountain bikers and their strange cousins, the fat-tire all-terrain bikers, with berry pickers and families trailing ragged lines of tired children.

It’s used in almost every season: there have been maple-tapping programs, cross-country skiing,........

© The Telegram