Calling all dogs…and their owners! COA has produced a new card in our series of 10 Tips to spread watershed mindfulness about scooping the poop. Dog waste contains many types of bacteria, parasites and nutrients that degrade water quality and adversely impact human health. One gram of dog waste on average can contain 23 million fecal coliform bacteria. The best way to keep bacteria from entering the waterways is by collecting and disposing pet waste appropriately: dispose wrapped waste in the trash or flush unwrapped waste down the toilet.
Kudos to the towns of Red Bank, Fair Haven and Shrewsbury who are distributing COA’s 10 Tips for Dogs in their dog license mailings. The tips cards offer many other ways in which dog owners can protect the environment while taking care of their pet at the same time. If you would like the tip cards or further information, please contact Mae Henry at
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