Join local land stewardship organizations, dog lovers and poo haters for the inaugural Scooping of the Poo at CU South on Saturday June 1 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Sponsors--Boulder Public Lands Coalition, Friends Interested in Dogs & Open Space, and Open Boulder--will be on-hand to provide everything you'll need for this event: gloves, trash bags, clothes pins (to hold your nose), drinks and refreshments (adult, kid and gluten-free friendly). Best of all, everyone participating will receive free raffle entries for cool prizes from local retailers and other businesses! Prizes will be announced soon. Sign up here.
What: Scooping of the Poo at CU South
When: Saturday June 1 from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Where: CU South Tennis Complex open space
Why: Because we love our dogs AND environment!
How: By hand or by dog scoop (BYOPS--Bring Your Own Pooper Scooper)
FIVE REASONS TO SCOOP THE POOP
No one likes running into pet waste in our neighborhoods, urban areas, parks, trails, or open spaces! Cleaning up your pet’s waste is part of being a responsible pet owner.
Pet waste doesn't make good fertilizer. It isn't good for grass or plants like other animal waste, because it's too acidic. That's due to our pet’s high protein diets. Pet waste can actually poison grass and plants, including those in your yard.
Pet waste can contain dangerous pathogens, viruses, bacteria and parasites like Salmonella, Coccidia, Roundworms, Tapeworms, Parvo, Giardia and E. coli. which can make people and other dogs very sick. Children playing outside and adults who garden are most at risk.
Compost piles don't get hot enough to kill the disease-causing organisms in pet waste. You should never add pet waste to a compost pile.
Stormwater and snowmelt wash pet waste into our waterways. Pet waste is high in nitrogen and phosphorus. Too much of these nutrients can cause algae to grow too fast. That can result in decreased oxygen in the water killing fish and other animals living in the water, the death of underwater grasses and plants, polluted habitat for ducks, crabs, and other animals, and water that is murky, green, smelly, and even unusable for swimming, boating, or fishing.