Waste Stations Improve Public Areas and Trails

“Earlier this month Marin supervisors approved a contract for a pet waste removal service they’ve used before to scour our open spaces twice a week to clean up after dog owners and walkers who can’t — dare I say won’t — pick up after their dogs.  … emptying and relining dog waste cans by the open space gates, and restocking the dispensers holding biodegradable pet waste bags.”

Tidy Turf Pet Waste Removal of Sonoma, California was awarded the job of helping to keep the trails and open spaces of Marin clean, beautiful, pleasant and healthful.

“It’s not an easy job,” said Brian Sanford, Marin Open Space District superintendent.

Read the full article by Vicki Larson, at the Marin Independent Journal, here: http://www.marinij.com/lifestyle/20171113/its-a-crappy-job-but-someone-has-to-do-it

It’s a crappy job but someone has to do it

 

 

Your Neighbors Will Love Your Pooper-Scooper Service, Too

Cop Log–
“10:15 a.m.: Police received a call from the 1300 block of 30th Street Road. The caller had a neighbor who did not clean up their dog’s poop. The smell was so bad the caller was unable to go outside.”
Your neighbors, and your dog, want you to get your yard cleaned.

Cop log: Dog poop keeps resident inside; police chase raccoon out of trench

Pooper-Scoopers Help Control Rats

 Ald. Matt O'Shea (19th) blamed backyards filled with dog poop for recent sightings of rats in Mount Greenwood. Much of the conversation at a town hall meeting Wednesday night focused on the rodent problem.

Ald. Matt O’Shea (19th) blamed backyards filled with dog poop for recent sightings of rats in Mount Greenwood. Much of the conversation at a town hall meeting Wednesday night focused on the rodent problem.View Full Caption

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MOUNT GREENWOOD — An emerging rat problem in the neighborhood can be attributed to one thing, the 19th Ward alderman said: dog poop.

“You know why rats come into certain areas? Dog feces.” Ald. Matt O’Shea

Read the full story here:

Dog Poop Blamed For Rat Infestation

Is it Crazy to Hire a Pooper-Scooper? It’s Crazy NOT to Get That Mess Cleaned Up.

 

“The major concern with animal waste is that it is nasty stuff in it that can either make you sick or make the environment sick. Animal waste, like human waste, contains bacteria and viruses that if it gets into water bodies that people use can give them all kinds of nasty things, the most common of which is stomach flu.” — Jon Devine, a senior attorney at the National Resources Defense Council

Read more in this article at LifeHacker.com:

How to Keep Your Dog from Destroying the Environment

8 Essential Tips from PetMD

8 Essential Tips for Picking Up Dog Poop

“No one likes scooping pet waste. It’s messy and smelly, but cleaning up is a very necessary part of being a responsible pet parent.”

Read more about Effective Ways to Scoop the Poop, By Victoria Schade, at

http://www.petmd.com/dog/slideshows/8-essential-tips-picking-dog-poop

It’s Important for the Environment

“Dog waste contains extremely high levels of phosphorus and nitrogen, and when added to the water, encourages rampant algae growth. This growth depletes oxygen levels in water, making it difficult for other aquatic organisms to survive.

“As dog waste decomposes, components can seep into the groundwater or run off into surface waters during rain events or snowmelt. The rivers and streams of the Wood River basin are fed almost entirely by rain and snow runoff, making our water systems particularly vulnerable. Therefore, every time dog waste is left on the trail, it adds to the pollution of our local waterways—the waterways that we depend on for drinking, irrigation and recreation.”

Hadley DeBree and Alisa McGowan, Environmental Resource Center, Ketchum

Read the full article at http://www.mtexpress.com/opinion/letters_to_editor/picking-up-dog-waste-is-important-for-valley-environment/article_5d4a42d4-8780-11e7-aefb-0b8ac5d9df65.html :

Picking up dog waste is important for valley environment