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National Scoop the Poop Week

Updated: 04/25/2014 10:47 PM
Created: 04/25/2014 6:02 PM WDIO.com

With all this snow melting, you may notice some unsightly waste beginning to appear, and it's not just garbage.

To take care of that problem, it's National Scoop the Poop Week. Rex, the cause's mascot, has been traveling around Superior to make sure people are cleaning up after their dogs.

The city's environmental services department is spreading awareness because not picking up after your dog can be harmful to streams and rivers.

"Pet poop can have bacteria and associated organisms in them and when it rains or when the snow melts then it can spread and go down a storm drain," said Wendy Grethen with the department.

Rex handed out bio-degradable bags and containers to anyone who has a dog. National Scoop the Poop Week runs through next Wednesday.

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