Keeping it safe at Ithaca's gorges

By Anna Norris

Keeping it safe at Ithaca's gorges

June 18, 2014 Updated Jun 18, 2014 at 7:48 PM EDT

Ithaca, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Police will be working with gorge rangers and stewards again this summer to address dangerous and illegal behavior.

The City of Ithaca Gorge Rangers and the Cornell University Gorge Stewards will actively patrol during the summer and will communicate with police for violations they see.

The Ithaca Police Department and the Cornell University Police Department will patrol the gorges on several days throughout the summer with a “zero tolerance” approach.

According to officers, they will be enforcing all violations they see, including underage drinking, public urination, prohibited camping, littering, trespassing, open containers and prohibited swimming.

Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick said “Our gorges are what help make Ithaca such a wonderful and majestic city. I truly hope our residents and visitors follow the posted signs and use common sense while they're in the gorges."

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