We are conducting a new pilot program in Elkridge focusing on pet waste in backyards and in public spaces.  Although our current efforts are focusing on Elkridge and the Deep Run watershed, we hope to eventually expand this campaign to other areas of Howard County.

It’s time to Doo Your Duty!

Be sure to always pick up after your #PatapscoPup.

Why should you Doo Your Duty?

Pet waste is unsightly and smelly, but even worse, it
is an environmental pollutant. Pet waste contains
excess nutrients and carries bacteria, viruses and
parasites that threaten the health of humans,
wildlife, and the local ecosystem. One quick rain
shower can easily transfer waste from the ground
to our waterways, including Deep Run and the
Patapsco River. By properly picking up after your
#PatapscoPup and making sure the waste gets in a
trash can, you are removing harmful nutrients and
bacteria from our yards, trails, parks, and local

Click here to download the pledge to always Doo Your Duty!

If you send your signed pledge in an email along with your mailing address to hzinnert@patapsco.org we will send you a #PatapscoPup magnet or sticker as pictured below (be sure to indicate which you would prefer!) You can also mail a hard copy of your pledge to 3748 Old Columbia Pike, Ellicott City, MD 21043.

We are happy to accept pledges and send you a sticker/magnet even if you are dog owner in other Patapsco locations. The more pet waste we can remove from the Patapsco watershed, the better! 



 In addition, please take this survey if you are an Elkridge dog owner or if you bring your dog to the Elkridge area to help us develop the most effective outreach tools.