Protecting & Restoring Long Island's Peconic Bays
Pick up animal waste to protect the health of the community and the environment!
Animal waste contains disease causing pollutants and bacteria. If left on the ground, rainstorms and snow melt wash these wastes into nearby bodies of water.
These contaminants in local waters can lead to shellfishing closures and/or swimming closures to protect human health. If we eat contaminated food, or swim in contaminated water, we can get sick! Pet waste can make the local beach unclean and unsanitary for people to play and enjoy. Although you may only have one or two dogs, on the east end there are thousands. Together we can make a big difference by doing a simple and easy action.
It is also just the considerate thing to do. You don’t like stepping in it and your neighbors certainly don’t either!
Do your part to keep our community and local waters clean and healthy!