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Pet Waste: Scoop the Poop

Walking Fido is a great way to get out of the house and get moving but be prepared to “Scoop the Poop” when nature calls: bag it and put it in a trash can. You’ll keep your lawn and our public spaces looking nice, and you’ll also keep our local waterways clean.

GOOD TO KNOW

  • When it rains, pet waste on the ground can wash into the storm drain. From the storm drain, the polluted water flows directly to our streams, bay and ocean – polluting the water we swim in and harming aquatic life with high levels of nitrogen and bacteria.
  • Excess nitrogen leads to rapid algae and weed growth in the waterway and produces cloudy, green, foul-smelling water. In turn, aquatic life suffers from depleted oxygen levels.
  • When bacteria gets in our waterways, people are at risk of getting sick from swimming in the water.

GOOD TO DO

  • Always scoop the poop. Scoop it, bag it, and trash it! Take the Scoop-the-Poop Pledge below!
  • Reuse plastic shopping bags for picking up pet waste.
  • Tie a couple of plastic bags to your dog’s leash, and you’ll always be prepared.
  • Store extra plastic bags in your car in case you’re traveling with your dog and nature calls.
  • Support clean and healthy waterways. Take the Scoop the Poop Pledge today!

I pledge to…

  • Be a good environmental steward and neighbor by not looking the other way when it comes to pet waste.
  • Scoop it, bag it and trash it each and every time whether in my own yard or out for a walk.
  • Always take poop bags on walks with my pet – even if it means tying plastic grocery bags to the leash so I don’t forget.
  • Share the importance of keeping pet waste out of our waterways with others in my community.
  • Share the Scoop the Poop Pledge with other pet owners in my community.

Scoop the Poop Pledge

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ARE YOU A BAY STAR HOME?

We live in a beautiful region surrounded by water. It impacts everything from the food we eat to the fun we have as well as our economic livelihood. Our daily actions have a lasting impact and it's up to us to protect and restore our waterways. It takes a community of individuals making small changes to make a difference. Bay Star Homes is one way you can get involved in the effort to protect our region's most defining natural resource, water.

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