DULUTH, MN-- Students from Harbor City International collected nearly 50 pounds of dog poop at Hawk Ridge Observatory Sunday, reminding visitors "There's no poop fair".
The initiative was apart of the Keep Duluth Clean weekend.
Students picked up the nearly 200 gallons of animal poop that is harmful to the environment and the city's water sources.
Those involved say people who walk the trails need to do their part and pick up their own animal waste.
"It's been a long winter of people walking their dogs and getting outside and so there's a lot of pet waste left over. So when dog poop gets left on the ground it gets washed in our rivers and our lake and has nasty
pollutants in it, so we're just trying to raise awareness," Mindy Granley, Sustainability Officer for Duluth said.
Those who participated in the clean up were registered to win prizes such as gift cards, mutt mitts, or a waste bag dispenser.