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 also 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, a group of awesome volunteers who have been collecting data to help identify the most polluted trails in the park. The data you collect this spring 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.
To learn more about the Poo-lution Solution Team, sign up below for the training on Saturday, April 2nd at 9:00 am!
This project is in partnership with Friends of the Fells, Earthwise Aware and the Department of Conservation and Recreation.
Photo: Bob Ryan