Painting rocks okay in Kodiak

    Kodiak, Alaska (KINY) Painted rocks will not be considered litter and removed from an Alaska State Park.

    The Kodiak State Parks Citizens Advisory Board decided not to ban the rocks, part of a nationwide craze of painting rocks and leaving them to be found by others, the Kodiak Daily Mirror reported.

    A complaint was filed January 8th against the practice with the Kodiak State Parks Offices.  The complaint stated the painted rocks left at Fort Abercrombie should be considered litter and be prohibited.

    Park Ranger Ben Shryock said painted rocks are not included in the state's definition of litter.  He said the community has been largely supportive of the practice.  Six people spoke in favor of the rock hiding game at the hearing.

    The board did prohibit placing stickers on the rocks.


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