Appeal to dog owners…………

This from a North Shore resident though both several folks have commented on this recently:  There are more and more people moving into this area and building new homes along the lake. With more people come more pets and more dog poop being deposited along the road, especially during this period when the parks and national forest are closed. Others have noticed and have commented so it’s time to appeal to dog owners to do their best to clean up after their pets, for the sake of consideration to our neighbors and for the sake of the environment. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has classified pet poop as a dangerous pollutant in a similar category as toxic chemicals and oils. Un-scooped poop is transmitted to rivers, streams, lakes, oceans, and ground water by on-land water flows. (Studies have found that 20% of the bacteria contaminating some waterways can be traced back to dog poop.) Surely, we collectively want to protect the pristine watershed of Lake Wenatchee! We are all fine with cleaning up after our pets in urban areas and we can easily do it here for the same reasons: less pollution, less annoying insects, less tension with neighbors!