WHAT’S UP WITH THAT? Oooooo, that smell!!???


By KELLY GILFILLAN
Brentwood Home Page
The city’s trails between River Park and Crockett Park reopened last week for running, walking, and biking.  Many users of the trail, however, have wondered outloud  to each other what substance is being laid down on either side of the concrete path.  The wondering is prompted by the malodorous stench coming from the organic matter in question.















By KELLY GILFILLAN
Brentwood Home Page

The city’s trails between River Park and Crockett Park reopened last week for running, walking, and biking.  Many users of the trail, however, have wondered outloud  to each other what substance is being laid down on either side of the concrete path.  The wondering is prompted by the malodorous stench coming from the organic matter in question.

Having run on the trail three times this week myself, my running buddy, Teresa Sadler, and I had to stop and ask a Brentwood Parks and Recreation employee who was in the process of laying down more of the organic matter.

First, we asked what Phil had done to deserve the horrible job of laying down the ‘stinky dirt” and then asked what exactly was in the mixture.  Phil said he was appreciating the overtime and explained the origin of the ‘stinky dirt.’

Dave Bunt, the City of Brentwood’s Parks director, confirmed our new friend’s answer. 

“We are backfilling where the dirt was washed away around the paths in the flood,” said Bunt.  “We cleared a multi-purpose football field we were renovating.  We are using the dirt from that clearing.”

Because the dirt has been composting, the grass and other matter have decayed which is truly the reason behind the stench.  Both Dave and Phil agreed after a few rains the smell would decrease and then resolve itself.

“We know many runners choose to run on the side of the paths,” said Bunt.  “We needed to make it not so much of a drop off.”

We applaud you for recycling the compost and we hope you are right about the smell. Thanks for your help guys.

About The Author

Kelly Gilfillan is the owner-publisher of Home Page Media Group which has been publishing hyperlocal news since 2009.

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