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THE TRUTH ABOUT POOP!

YES WE ARE OUTSIDE & YES IT BIODEGRADES… BUT THAT’S EXACTLY WHAT WE DON’T WANT!

Heathlands are rare and protected habitats. By their nature, the soil is acidic with very low nutrients. Over time as mess from thousands of dogs seep into the land, it is physically changing the soils chemistry!

It adds more nutrients, just like a farmer spreading muck on the fields. This makes the heather sick… it can no longer survive so it flops over and dies.

More common brambles, nettles and thorns shoot up in it’s place, because they love the extra nutrients, but we lose our special habitat.

So make sure you clean up after you dog and leave no mess.

IF YOU DON’T OWN A DOG OR EVEN IF YOU DO… NO ONE LIKES TO STEP IN POO!

Cannock Chase SAC Partnership

  • Staffordshire County Council
  • Stafford Borough Council
  • Cannock Chase Council
  • Lichfield District Council
  • South Staffordshire Council
  • East Staffordshire Borough Council
  • City of Wolverhampton Council
  • Natural England
  • Forestry England
  • National Trust
  • RSPB
  • Staffordshire Wildlife Trust
  • Cannock Chase AONB