New effort to get people to pick up after their pets


GHT, RIGHT. NEW ON 5, NEWSCENTER 5’S NICHOLE BERLIE REPORTS FROM SUDBURY, WHERE A NEW PUSH IS UNDERWAY TO GET PEOPLE TO PICK UP AFTER THEIR PETS. NICHOLE: EMILY ANDERSON HAS LIGHTHEARTED ATTITUDE.>>IT’S KNOW MY TALENT. NICHOLE: BUT HER MISSION IS SERIOUS.>>STUFF THAT I’VE BEEN FLAGGING IS WHAT YOU CAN TELL IS DOG POO NICHOLE: A NEW INITIATIVE ALONG THE GRAY RESERVATION TRAILS IN SUDBURY AIMS TO GET DOG-OWNERS TO CLEAN UP AFTER THEIR PETS. WE HAVE THESE BRIGHT ORANGE>>WE HAVE THESE BRIGHT ORANGE OBNOXIOUS FLAGS TO MARK IT AND THEN IT HAS A WEBSITE SO YOU CAN LEARN A LITTLE MORE ABOUT IT. THE FIRST DAY THERE WERE 74 FLAGS I PUT OUT. NICHOLE: AND IF YOU’RE THINKING THIS MESSAGE STINKS HERE’S THE PROBLEM. THE DOG WASTE IS NATURAL, BUT>>THE AMOUNT OF DOGS AND DOG WASTE IN THIS CONCENTRATED AREA IS REALLY NOT. NICHOLE: THAT LEADS TO INCREASED TOXINS ON THE GROUND AND EVENTUALLY IN THE GROUNDWATER. SO DOG OWNERS REALLY CAN’T SAY THEY DON’T KNOW CAUSE JUST ABOUT 30 FEET FROM THE PARKING LOT, SIGNS ARE POSTED LAYING OUT THE RULES WHEN IT COMES TO DOGS INCLUDING, DOG OWNERS MUST CLEAN UP AFTER DOGS. FOR NOW, THE ORANGE FLAGS SEEM TO BE WORKING.>>I’VE NOTICED A LOT LESS ON THE PATH HONESTLY.>>I HAVE NOT NOTICED TODAY AT ALL. NICHOLE: PROGRESS, BUT STILL MORE WORK TO BE DONE. THAT’S WHAT WE’RE REALLY TRYING>>TO ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO BE

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