Picking up after your pet

Nobody likes it when they accidentally step in pet waste that hasn’t been picked up, so picking up after your pet is certainly the neighborly thing to do. But did you know that leaving pet waste behind also contaminates our waterways? Pet waste left in ditches or near drop inlets can be carried into the stormwater system and result in increased levels of e coli bacteria in our creeks and streams. Pet waste disposal stations are located at all Town parks and trails, making it easy to pick up after your pet in these public spaces.

This spring, the Town is creating a series of educational music videos on this topic featuring several staff, elected officials, and citizens:

  • Chesapeake Bay March (coming soon!)
  • Get a Bag for the Doggie (coming soon!)
  • Hey Dog Walker (coming soon!)
  • It Had To Be You
Check back for new video releases in the coming weeks!