It has been reported that on Sunday, 23 August, a jogger was seen inside the Shorebird Sanctuary with a black dog off-leash. The dog had a red collar.
The jogger exited through the eastern gate (Walkway 1) to Ida Way, past the new house construction in the direction of Rita Way and Lagoon Drive.
It is not known if the jogger was local or a weekend visitor, but they displayed complete disregard for the clear signs prohibiting dogs.
If anyone knows the identity of this person, the Omaha Shorebird Protection Trust would like a word with them.
The shorebirds are right now establishing their nesting sites and any disturbance is extremely detrimental.
Common sense needs to prevail here – please keep all pets as far away as possible from the shorebirds area.