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!

Email signed pledges to Info@patapsco.org with your address to receive a #PatapscoPup magnet and sticker in the mail!  (We appreciate all pledges to keep pet waste out of the Patapsco, even if you are not in Elkridge)

Where are the new pet waste collection stations?

Along Shady Oak Lane.

Near the trailhead at the end of Woodcrest Drive.

Along Glenmore Avenue.

Along Ducketts Lane.

Along Rowanberry Lane.

Along Summer Home Terrace.

#PatapscoPup Pet Waste Pledge signers!

Lola, Kooper, Harley, and Smokey, with owner Laurie

Charlie, with owner Carrie

Cricket, with owner Daniel

Lola and Grace, with owner Tyler

Jake, with owner Shannon

Ash, with owner Janet

George, with owner Erin

Vinny, Marshall, and Wagner with owner Aubric

Romeo, with owner Matt

Brady, with owner Joy

Rocky, with owner Julie

Cody, with owner Missy

Jax, with owner Dawn

Jax, with owner Dawn

Cody, with owner Missy

Pema, with owner Sarah

Stella, with owners Lindsey and Danny

Eddie, with owner Jen

Bailey, with owner Kathleen

Spotts, with owner Kerri

Cooley and Chyna, with owner Kristal

Kody, with owner Luvenia

Pups, with owner Tuya

Storm and Baby Girl, with owner Terry

Rocky, with owner Tamara

Sophie, with owner Patricia

Chase, with owners DJ and Kristen

Sonny and Tator, with owner Adrian

Baily and Roxy, with owner Mack

Gotti, with owner David

Tucker, with owner Kristen

Bohdi, Oreo, and Chloe, with owner Jes

Patapsco Pup final

This project is possible through funding received from The Chesapeake Bay Trust and Clean Water Howard.