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Making Pet Waste Management Work for Your Water Quality Goals is a Course

Making Pet Waste Management Work for Your Water Quality Goals

May 1 - Feb 28, 2021

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Full course description

Overview

Unmanaged pet waste, specifically dog waste, can have a significant impact on nitrogen, phosphorus and bacterial loads in local waterways. Pet waste also contains a multitude of pathogens that can impact the health of humans and other animals. This course is designed for municipalities and other communities that are considering implementing pet waste management programs. It explores the connections between pet waste, water quality and human health, and explains how implementing a pet waste management program can help meet water quality goals and permit requirements. The fast track and comprehensive approaches to pet waste management are introduced as well as how to determine which approach is the best fit for your community. Lastly, the course breaks down the similarities and differences between the two approaches, focusing on the specific requirements and pros/cons of each.

Course Outline

Module 1: The Scoop on Poop

Module 2: Pet Waste and Permits

Module 3: Developing a Pet Waste Management Plan

Module 4: The Fast Track Approach

Module 5: The Comprehensive Approach

Course Developers

                          MOST Center

This MOST Center course was developed by the Environmental Finance Center at the University of Maryland.

 

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At-A-Glance

 
Release Date:
May 2020
 
Time Limit:
Until February 28, 2021
 
Length:
1 hour
 
Cost:
$20 Now FREE*
 
Eligible for:
Certificate of Completion
 
Level:
Beginner
 
Audience:
Includes but not limited to: municipalities, elected officials, homeowners’ associations, and other communities interested in pet waste management.

 


*Users may enroll in this course free of charge until February 28, 2021 or until Open Learning registrations across all MOST Center courses reach 2,300.

Course Notice: Non-credit courses and Continuing Education Units (CEUs) do not post to the University of Maryland transcript and do not count towards a student's academic record. Neither a grade nor credit is earned. Students do not receive a University ID card and will not be granted access to University facilities such as recreation, transportation, and campus events. Non-credit students may access UMD Libraries as Visitors; see https://www.lib.umd.edu/about/visitors.

This is an Office of Extended Studies (OES) administered course. Contact OES if you experience any issues enrolling: oes@umd.edu.