While pooping is a solitary activity, watershed cleanup is not. We’re working with local, state, and federal groups to make Poop Smart Clark a success. Our local partners are the backbone of this collaboration – learn more about each of them below.
Clark Conservation District isn’t messing around when cleaning out streams. Along with leading the partners in this effort, they provide technical and financial assistance to farmers and landowners who want to improve management practices on their own land. For the past 80 years, they’ve provided voluntary and nonregulatory help to the residents of Clark County. Learn more about what we do.
Clark County leads the charge by identifying and correcting sources of poop in our waterways.
The Clean Water Division (CWD) Monitoring and Assessment section act as the detectives of the program, identifying the source of the poop in our water. Dog, horse, or human they use DNA technology to find the culprit. Learn more about the poop detectives at Clark County Public Works.
Clark County Public Health’s Onsite Sewage Systems Operation and Maintenance Program staff are the go-to crew for septic systems. They want to make sure we all stay healthy and do our part in keeping poop out of our streams. They help with education as well as technical assistance to septic owners who may need to inspect, maintain, or replace their septic system.
WSU Extension offers educational opportunities to the people of Clark County, including septic inspection classes. They provide the knowledge, skills and resources necessary to empower us all to keep the poop out of our water and care for our land and animals.
We can’t doo this alone. We have several funders that make this program possible. Funders include the Washington Department of Ecology, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Washington State Conservation Commission, and the Lower Columbia Fish Recovery Board.
This project has been funded in part by the Washington State Department of Ecology through a Centennial Clean Water grant.
This project is made possible through partnership agreement 1877 with USDA-NRCS Washington through the Regional Conservation Partnership Program, which is funded through the Farm Bill.
Poop Smart Clark is based on Poop Smart, a project funded by the United States Environmental Protection Agency under assistance agreement PC01J18001-0 to the Washington Department of Health. The contents of this document do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of the Environmental Protection Agency, nor does mention of trade names or commercial products constitute endorsement or recommendation for use.