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In our back yards...

Updated: Dec 8, 2021

I was walking around my yard the other day, and discovered a bunch of trash that someone had, apparently, thrown out the window of their car. IN MY YARD!!!!

How rude! Do you feel the same way when someone else's trash ends up in your yard?

Unfortunately, a lot of pollution is getting washed into each of our own yards, when rain water washes it from where it has landed down to the next spot.

Pet waste is one of the leading causes of bacterial pollution in our local streams. It can also contain pathogens such as bacteria, viruses, and parasitic worms which can transmit disease to humans. We need to "Scoop the poop".


Whether you’re enjoying an open space trail or park or just your own neighborhood, remember there is no magic wand or fairy that makes pet waste disappear after it's left on the ground. The poop goes somewhere - and in many cases it's our local streams (or maybe under your shoe). Keep the "magic" in the Skagit by scooping your pet's poop and keeping our waterways clean. It's simple: Scoop it, bag it, trash it! And don't forget to wash your hands.




Join us by making the "We scoop" Pledge:

This link will take you to the page with the pledge form:

Stormwater - Petwaste | Skagit Conservation (skagitcd.org)

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