Pooch owners in Coquitlam are being asked to help the city with keeping off-leash dog parks clean.
Similar to the Adopt-a-Park and Adopt-a-Street programs — aimed at encouraging civic pride — the newly created Adopt-a-Dog park initiative is available for six parks:
Residents who sign up will have their name on an Adopt-a-Dog park sign to recognize their non-paid work; students also looking for volunteer hours can get a record for graduation credits.
The program is open to individuals, families, classes and groups; the commitment is at least once a week, and monthly in the winter months.
Among the activities required are picking up trash, removing branches and large rocks, and reporting vandalism, hazards, missing or damaged signs to the municipality.
Gloves, litter pickers, garbage bags, vests and flagging tape will be provided to volunteers.
Parental permission will required for minors.
Visit coquitlam.ca/adoptadogpark to sign up.