I have been walking the Soapstone Valley Trail from the dead end of Audubon Terrace to Broad Branch for years. But I’ve never seen dog poop along the way. That is, until last Saturday, when I discovered not one, but two mounds of dog poop on the trail.
Not the prettiest sight. Less so, when you consider what it does to our water. Dog waste releases pathogens into our freshwater supply – that can end up in our drinking water.
Another issue is the people who allow their dogs to run around off-leash in the park, something I often see. One darned good reason for this rule is so that dog owners pick up after their dogs. We don’t want their waste ending up in our streams and polluting our rivers.
So please, leash and clean up after your dog, whether in the park or on our sidewalks.