If you think picking up dog poop is gross…

Dog Poop Swimming Poster for website

How about swimming in it?

Some US EPA estimates indicate that for small watersheds, waste from 100 dogs over the course of 2-3 days can be enough to temporarily close a bay to swimming. How many dogs are in your community? Remember to do your part to keep our beaches healthy and scoop the poop — every stinkin’ time!

Our friends at the Central Coast Partners for Water Quality and stopdirtywater.org have produced this short video clip about pet waste contaminating our local water systems: