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Volunteers help clean up Drs. Foster and Smith Dog Park in Rhinelander Submitted: 05/20/2018
Story By Phylicia Ashley

Volunteers help clean up Drs. Foster and Smith Dog Park in Rhinelander
RHINELANDER - Spring clean ups get rid of the mess winter left behind.The Drs. Foster and Smith Dog Park in Rhinelander was no exception Sunday.About 20 volunteers helped with the 2nd annual dog park cleanup Sunday.

Park founder Tina Werres said people helped rake, blow and pile leaves and pines to clear the park for the dogs. 
 
"We like the base to be clean and nice and ready for the whole summer it makes it easier for the people to walk," said Werres. 

Werres says it's her responsibility to maintain the inside of the park.Some volunteers said since opening last year, the park has done so much for their community and they wanted to pay it forward. 


 "Winter in Wisconsin is a little rugged. Between the pine needles and the leaves it was actually getting to be an eye sore and it was uncomfortable to the animals so here I am," said volunteer Ken Doumar

Werres said cleanup day is an annual event and welcomes people to help next year.


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