Thank you for taking the Scoop the Poop Pledge! We appreciate your commitment to keeping the City of Frederick's sidewalks and yards Poop free. We estimate that if Frederick pet owners pick up after their dogs 10% more often, that would remove 110,000 lbs from pet waste from our streets, sidewalks and other public spaces. That's a lot of poop!
Congratulations to NAC 11!
*Winning NAC was calculated by reviewing all entries for duplicates and eligibility. Only one pledge per household is permitted. Winners for the individual prizes were selected at random using an online tool. Follow this link to see the entries and the winners: http://www.randomresult.com/ticket.php?t=167888M8NAN **Alderwoman K declined her prize and an alternate was drawn as a replacement here is the link to the drawing result: http://www.randomresult.com/ticket.php?t=171931UPQ7F
"Dog owners who don't clean up after their animals are thumbing their nose at the rest of us," that's what one reader had to say after reading the feature article in today's Frederick News Post: "Dirty talk: Downtown business owners weigh in on Scoop the Poop."
And as the article noted, the campaign "uses prizes and competition to encourage residents to pick up pet waste. The campaign, which runs through Friday, asks residents to sign an online form pledging to pick up pet waste from streets, yards and parks."
If you haven't taken the pledge yet, it's not too late!
Frederick's "Scoop the Poop Challenge" has open since October 31st, and Neighborhood Advisory Council 11 (Downtown) has taken an early lead. NAC 9 (Baker Park) and NAC 8 (Hillcrest) are hot on Downtown's heels though, and there is still plenty of time for the other neighborhoods to catch up!
Remember: The neighborhood that collects the highest percentage of pledges from its residents will win two new pet waste stations in their parks and public areas! So don't be shy about spreading the word!
WHAG-TV featured the Scoop the Poop Challenge on it's Thursday broadcast!
The reporter noted that even pet waste in your own backyard affects the rest of the city -- it contributes to the green gunk you see floating in Carroll Creek.
The second annual City of Frederick Scoop the Poop Challenge is open and the pledges are rolling in! Be sure to check back with us often to see how your NAC is doing and remember to encourage all your neighbors to take the pledge!
Help keep our sidewalks and yards poop free! When you take your pup for a walk, be prepared and carry bags with you to scoop the poop. You can even carry a few extras to share with a friend or neighbor.
Working together we can make a difference!
The challenge is open to all Frederick residents, whether you own a dog or not. The winning neighborhood will win A GREAT PRIZE. And each participating household will be entered into a drawing to win gift certificates and other prizes from our sponsors.
To get a reminder when the pledge drive opens, please click the red button at the top of this page!