Despite cold weather and a small turnout, two dedicated ECO AmeriCorps members (Dom Brennan, Lake Champlain Committee & Thomas Bryce, Friends of Northern Lake Champlain) met for “doo-ty” at Collins Perley Walking and Jogging Path, located off exit 18 in St. Albans City between the hours of 9:00am – 11am on April 24th, scavenging the facility grounds for pet waste.
In correlation to the small number of volunteers, the amount of “stool” that was collected wasn’t so significant. Approximately, 2 lb. of stool was picked up from the walking path and nearby vicinity, as well as some household trash that didn’t quite make it into nearby receptacles. The Collins Perley facility already has multiple dog bag stations and trashcans available to local walkers and dog owners, so it was assumed that there is already a proactive movement to keep the facility “stool free”. To conclude, we know how much Vermonter’s value Lake Champlain and other local waterways for their aesthetic and recreational purposes, so we ask you simply to do yourself and your community a favor and scoop your pets poop in the future!