Scoop The Poop
Scoop The Poop Mission:
The Scoop the Poop Committee is a
collaborative effort, facilitated by the Anchorage
Waterways Council (AWC) to reduce fecal
coliform counts in Anchorage waterways by
encouraging the responsible pet ownership
practice of picking up after their pets.
Members of the committee include:
Anchorage Waterways Council
Bureau of Land Management (BLM)
UAF Cooperative Extension Service
MOA Animal Care and Control
MOA Watershed Management Services
MOA Parks and Recreation
Alaska Department of Fish & Game
Alyeska Canine Trainers
Friends of Pets
Alaska Kennel Club
Alaska Dept. of Environmental Conservation
We believe that environmentally healthy watersheds are a vital part of the high quality of life that we enjoy in Anchorage, and that the beautiful creeks of Anchorage need a group specifically dedicated to advocating for their health and well-being. Since dog feces are known to be a contributor to the impairment of water quality in some creeks in Anchorage, facilitating the Scoop the Poop Committee is an integral part of the AWC mission.
Anchorage has an estimated 73,774 dogs eliminating approximately 0.32 pounds of waste per dog, per day. That adds up to more than 10 tons of waste produced every day. A significant amount of that fecal matter is deposited into parks, common areas, and neighborhoods and is left to dissolve and run off into our local water bodies. The Committee’s goal is to educate pet owners about reducing this type of pollution by “scooping the poop” and disposing of it properly. The committee extends special thanks to: Lighthouse Christian Fellowship, Alice Welling and Northwest Strategies.