Duluth students pick up dog waste to "Keep Duluth Clean"

Updated: April 11, 2021 10:33 PM
Created: April 11, 2021 05:30 PM

All weekend long, Twin Ports Residents have been picking up trash as part of an annual event called "Keep Duluth Clean."

On Sunday, students from Harbor City International School added dog waste to their list of items to pick up, as they did so at Hawk Ridge.

Students who helped out plan to make a display of their findings to show the public how much dog waste there is in the community.

"Just a single bag is probably five to ten pounds, and we are probably going to end up with more than seven bags," said Harbor City International sophomore Dean McManus."This just shows how much there actually is, and how it can affect us with it getting in the water and getting into other places in the environment," McManus added. 

Those who do pick up after their furry friends are encouraged to post a photo on social media with the hashtag #NoDuluthPoopFairy for a chance to win a $50 gift card to A Place for Fido.  

A recent survey sent out to 300 Northlanders revealed that 20 percent of people don't consider cleaning up after their dogs, while 44 percent of people don't understand the importance of cleaning up after their dogs.

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