The City of Frederick’s Green Initiative’s Team has launched a pilot “Scoop the Poop and Don’t Pollute” pledge program. Dog poop left on the ground does not fertilize the ground or just magically disappear
CONTACT: Susan Harding, Public Information Officer, 301-600-1385
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, May 6, 2013
Scoop the Poop and Don’t Pollute!
The City of Frederick’s Green Initiative’s Team Launches a Pilot Pledge Program
Frederick, MD – The City of Frederick’s Green Initiative’s Team has launched a pilot “Scoop the Poop and Don’t Pollute” pledge program. Dog poop left on the ground does not fertilize the ground or just magically disappear. It is picked up by storm water runoff and runs into storm drains that ultimately empty into the Chesapeake Bay. This water is not treated or cleaned before it enters the bay, so pet waste is a significant contributor to water pollution. It also presents health risks to humans and pets. Pet waste carries bacteria, viruses, and parasites that can make people, especially children, sick. YOU can make a difference by making this pledge and encouraging others to make it too!
In exchange for your signed pledge, you will be given a free pet waste bag dispenser (while supplies last). The Green Initiates Team has also worked in partnership with Frederick County Animal Control to make the pledge a part of every dog adoption package.
To get your dispenser, print and sign the pledge and take it to Frederick’s City Hall at 101 N. Court Street, or the Frederick Municipal Annex at 140 W. Patrick Street, during business hours. By cleaning up after your pet, YOU are helping to keep The City of Frederick and Maryland’s valuable streams, rivers, and the Chesapeake Bay clean!
You can access the pledge on the City’s website at http://www.cityoffrederick.com/index.aspx?NID=689.
Printed copies are also available at City Hall and Municipal Annex.