Our environment is essential to good health, happiness and quality of life at St. Cloud State University. Since the implementation of the Tobacco Free policy, there has been an overall decrease in cigarette litter on campus. There are, however, some areas on campus such as Barden Park and the Riverwalk where cigarette litter has become a problem. It is important for everyone to protect and respect our environment. Cigarette litter can accumulate in storm drains and wash into the river causing health hazards to the fragile ecosystems we value so greatly. Thank you for respecting the Tobacco Free policy by not using tobacco on campus and by disposing of cigarette litter off campus properly to protect our environment.