What is PUP?

Did you know that there are 277,000 dogs in Franklin County that produce 104 tons of dog poop a day? During rain events, nitrogen and phosphorous in dog poop can contribute to algal growth in our waterways and also deplete oxygen for fish and other aquatic life.

The Pick Up Poop (PUP) campaign encourages residents to clean up after their pets to protect our waterways and promote a healthy community. We reach out to community members at local events and spread the word about the possible impacts of pet waste on clean water.