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LaMese Hurrell-Coupe hikes all the time — on her own time and as a volunteer with Jefferson County Open Space.
Hurrell-Coupe holds many titles with the county’s volunteer program, including park patroller. Stall-cleaner isn’t one of those titles, but upon arriving for a recent patrol at Elk Meadow Park in Evergreen, Hurrell-Coupe made a straight line for the restrooms.
“I’m always checking the bathrooms for toilet paper,” said Hurrell-Coupe, who carries extra rolls of toilet paper in her vehicle. “If I’m going to be here, I’m going to do it. If people can’t use the restroom, where are they going to go?”
Hurrell-Coupe wears a green uniform with a name tag, forgoing a hat, but not a dark pair of sunglasses or a backpack stocked with extra water for parched park users and extra trail maps for hikers who may be lost. She carries a plastic bag to pick up dog poop that’s left on trails.
As Hurrell-Coupe goes about her business, she is perpetually cheerful.