The Lynch Creek Trail in Petaluma is a major Petaluma cross-town connector for hikers and bicycle riders.
It has also been a “playground” for vandals, graffiti taggers, and other miscreants. In addition, the trails and river were perpetually littered with trash and abandoned shopping carts.
Over the last year or so conditions improved due to the efforts of city staff and volunteers.
However, a recent visit to the trail revealed that things are not going well.
These photos tell the story…