Extra pine needles are needed at Dogs Run Free, the off-leash dog park in Condon Park, Grass Valley. Volunteers are needed for a work day, scheduled from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday at the dog park. In order to build up needed ground cover to avoid mud and erosion, community members are asked to bring their extra pine needles and oak leaves to the park. Volunteers in yellow shirts will be on hand to let volunteers through the service gates and help unload. Please bring your dogs, wheelbarrows, pitchforks and plastic bags for dog poop.
Bags full of pine needles can also be thrown over the fence any time.