We have had complaints about doggy poo on some of our walking trails. Dog poop can be a source of water pollution. Rain, snow and sprinklers melt dog poop and then runoff can carry it to storm drains, ditches and streams that feed our river. It doesn’t have to be a problem.
What can you do to help? Carry plastic bags when walking your pet. There are convenient bag carriers that clip to your dog’s leash. Pick up your dog’s waste. Use a plastic bag, gloves or a scoop. Seal the waste inside a plastic bag and throw it in your trash can. Wash your hands afterward. We want to keep our trails pleasant and rivers clean.