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