840 Hillside St, Milton, MA 02186
Most people leash their dog and take out their waste, but when dog waste is left on the trail, it becomes an environmental hazard that contaminates our water supply and is hazardous to wildlife and humans.
Most people are annoyed by the poop bags they see on the side of the trail… you can now do something about it!
Join us for an in-person training to learn how to track dog waste in the Blue Hills as part of our Poo-lution Solution volunteer team!
As a volunteer, you will learn how to use a cell phone app developed by Earthwise Aware to record your observations of poop bags in the Blue Hills. To participate, you will take observations by walking at least 1/4 mile on a trail twice a month.
By participating, you’ll be part of the Poo-lution Solution team which will collect data this winter to identify the most polluted trails in the park.
This spring, Poo-lution Solution volunteers will continue to survey the trails. Your data will be used to evaluate what sorts of campaign messages and interventions will change people’s behavior so that they protect the forests, wildlife and waterways from dog waste.
The initiative is a partnership of the Friends of the Blue Hills, Earthwise Aware, the Friends of the Fells and the Department of Conservation and Recreation.
Sign up below for the training on January 20th at 10:30 am to learn more!
Photo: Bob Ryan (Milton)