Close the Poop LoopCreeks
Help us Close the Poop Loop in Santa Barbara!
Pledge to pick up after your dog and toss it in the trash every time!
- The average dog produces 1/2 pound of poop each day. With an estimated 22,500 dogs in the City of Santa Barbara, that's over 5.5 TONS of poop every day!
- When dog poop is left on the ground, it can wash into storm drains, which flow directly into our creeks and ocean untreated. Think picking up your dog's poop is gross? Try swimming in it!
- Dog poop contains bacteria, parasites, and viruses which may transmit disease to humans, and are harmful to creek and ocean water quality.
- Dog poop contains nutrients that can increase algae growth in creeks, estuaries, and the ocean, which uses up dissolved oxygen that fish and other aquatic life need to survive.
- City of Santa Barbara Municipal Code states that it is unlawful to not pick up after your dog, punishable by a fine of $100 for a first offense.
Last Updated: Aug 22, 2018