Pet waste left on sidewalks, streets, yards or other open areas can be washed away and carried by rainwater into storm drains to nearby rivers, lakes and streams and cause many problems. With almost 700 licensed dogs in the City this can add up to a lot of waste. A single gram of pet waste contains an average of 23 million fecal coliform bacteria, some of which can cause disease in humans.
On April 1st at 10am in Taylor Park along Main Street, the Franklin County Stormwater Collaborative will be cleaning up the park to help protect our waters as part of April Stool’s Day. Meet us by the fountain on Friday! If you can’t join the event we encourage you to participate in keeping our sidewalks, park and trails clean on your next walk around St. Albans.