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The Truth About Poop

Help heather pull through…
pick up your dogs poo !

YES WE ARE OUTSIDE & YES IT BIODEGRADES…
BUT THAT’S THE PROBLEM

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!

 

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Dogs in Heathlands

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The Cannock Chase Code

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Dangers for Dogs

Cannock Chase is a wild landscape, but it's nothing to be afraid of. Just learn the potential dangers on site, so you can best protect you and your pooch.

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Protected Landscape

Leave no Mess

All that litter isn’t helping the environment, even dog mess harms the heathland
– Take everything with you and leave no trace

We all know litter isn’t good for the environment, especially plastic! But perhaps you didn’t know that animal mess left on the heathland is adding more nutrients and physically changing the soil! This makes the heather sick. We ask that you leave no mess, leave only footprints.

LEARN THE REST OF THE CANNOCK CHASE CODE

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