Many people do not realize that pet waste left on the ground often gets washed into storm drains, which lead directly to our streams and wetlands. This waste is essentially raw sewage, and carries harmful bacteria which can affect the health of not only aquatic wildlife, but ourselves and our children as well.
Scoop it, bag it, toss it in the garbage!
April Clean Water Canines
Thank you to the following organizations and businesses who are helping Canines for Clean Water
spread the word:
Humane Society for Southwest Washington
West Columbia Gorge Humane Society
Clark County Animal Protection and Control
DOGPAW (Dog Owners Group for Park Access in WA)
Second Chance Companions
Southwest WA Veterinary Medical Association
Cooperative Dog Training
Yard Sergeant Pet Sanitation Services
EPA Pet Waste site
Snohomish County Pet Waste site
Washington State Dept. of Ecology Pet Waste Site
About.com: Cat feces affecting the health of sea otters
Clark County cannot support or endorse specific products or companies. For local resources, consult your phone directory under "pet" or try a web search for "green dog", "green pet", "biodegradeable plastic pet waste bags", "pet waste collection services", or "pet friendly landscaping"
"Spring is here and that means it's time to get out in the garden! One way to garden with clean water in mind is to use compost as a soil amendment instead of synthetic fertilizer. And remember: never include dog waste in your compost pile. Because of its harmful pathogens, dog poop should always be scooped, bagged, and thrown in the garbage!"