No one likes to find poo on the bottom of their shoe, which is one reason to pick up that “deposit” right away and dump it in a trash can.
But did you know that canine fecal matter left on the ground can harm your dog, your neighbors’ dogs and your dog’s neighbors?
As poo sits on the soil, it becomes, according to the EPA
, “ as dangerous a pollutant as toxic chemicals and oil.” Pet waste can spread parasites including hookworms, ringworms, tapeworms and Salmonella!
Add in rains or over-zealous lawn-watering and fecal bacteria/parasites wash into the storm drain and end up in the Santa Monica Bay. Not just yucky, but death to our local marine life.
Even though you can now see that dog poop is a serious matter, we’ve created a little game of skill and luck that you can play at the Green Tentthis Sunday.
You'll also see an example of a Dog Waste Station like the ones the Green Committee hopes to see installed around Mar Vista.