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Posted on: March 23, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Be a Solution to Pollution

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Make an easy and smart commitment to the health of our community and your environment by picking up your pet waste. Watsonville is committed to a waste free community and has installed baggie stations throughout our parks, trails and levee, but we still need your help! Nobody wants poop on their shoe or in our waterways! Pet waste is not a fertilizer like cow manure, as it contains 10 times more fecal coliform, and a whole lot of other nasty stuff like e.coli, salmonella, and giardia.

During the winter months, pet waste that is left behind is washed into the environment through storm drains where it poses a serious health risk to humans and wildlife. For example, the waste from 100 dogs could contaminate 10 miles of river or ocean in one single day! By picking up your dog waste, you can help eliminate the direct pollution of our environment, not to mention it’s the polite thing to do!

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