Do you live in Springfield? Do you pick up your pet’s waste? Enter your dog in the contest for a chance to be featured in the City of Springfield’s 2020 Canines for Clean Water Calendar.

Many people may not realize that pet waste left on the ground can get washed into storm drains, which lead directly to our local streams and rivers. Pet waste contains bacteria and parasitic organisms that, when washed into local waterways, can cause contamination.

The calendar contest runs from May 20 through June 3, 2019. To enter, dog owners must live in Springfield and pledge to pick up after their canine friend. Springfield residents can enter their dog either via email or on Facebook:

Contest and calendar details are at www.springfieldstreams.org. The 2020 Canines for Clean Water Calendar will be available for free in November, while supplies last.

For more information, contact: Laura Keir, 541.726.3684, lkeir@springfield-or.gov