Having read your article about problems at the David Weld Sanctuary, I must say that those problems are present in the Massapequa Preserve also ["Preserve closed over graffiti," News, Aug. 5].

It's beyond understanding how people young and old can be so uncaring about these small remaining tracts. If left uncollected by volunteers, the trash along the path, in the streams and woods would be knee-deep in no time.

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Graffiti exists in areas otherwise serene and beautiful. Even some who walk their dogs will pick up the poop with a plastic bag, tie it off and toss it into the brush. It's mind-boggling.

James Burns, Massapequa Park