Green Tips & Links

  1. Scoop the Poop

Scoop the Poop

Picture of chemicalsThe EPA considers dog waste a poolutant, along with herbicides, oil, grease, and toxic chemicals 

Picture of bacteriaDog feces carry heartworms, tapeworms, parvovirus, giardia, salmonella, E. coli, and other bacteria and parasites 

Picture of sewer pipeBacteria, worms, and parasites in waste will wash away into our water supply systems, causing harm to your health 

No swimming logoPoop from 100 dogs can contribute enough bacteria to temporarily close the bay and watershed areas within 20 miles to swimming or shell fishing 


  • Pick up and dispose of pet waste properly
  • Encourage your neighbors to pick up their pet waste


  • Assume someone else will pick up your dog’s waste
  • Allow your dog to poop in water used for swimming or fishing
  1. Ashlee Painter

    Environmental Management Supervisor