Schedule of GDOJ Events for
April 6, 2012 GDOJ will answer
phones for KTOO Fundraiser
Noon till 2 pm at the KTOO
April 6, 2012 Friday 5 pm poop
Thunder Mountain High School
from 5 pm till 6 pm. This poop
scoop will clean the area where
the Community Easter Egg Hunt
will be held the next day.
April 28th Saturday 10 am, Poop
False Outer Point and the
Rainforest Trail meet in the
False Outer Point parking lot.
May 12th Saturday 10 am, Poop
Airport Dike Trail meet in the
May 26th Saturday 10 am to Noon
Annual Broken Glass Pick Up
Sandy Beach, Douglas meet in the
So far, 2012 has been a productive year for
Grateful Dogs of Juneau. Already this year,
we have accomplished a lot for the dogs and
community of Juneau.
Two New Places to Take Your Dog Downtown. Thanks to Grateful Dogs, the Bishop Kenny Memorial Peace Park and
Gunakadeit (Pocket) Park are now open to
dogs. The "no dogs" signs have been removed
by CBJ Parks & Rec. The two parks are now
on-leash parks because they are located in
the Downtown Business District which is an
on-leash only area.
Trash Can Installed at Start of Basin
On January 13, Vicky McLaughlin and George
Utermohle hiked through the construction
zone at the Basin Road Trestle to clean up
the collection of used doggie bags that had
accumulated at the former location of a
trash can at the Mt Roberts and Flume Trail
trailheads. In response to the clean up,
CBJ Parks & Rec installed a bear-proof trash
can on Basin Road before the construction
zone begins. This trash can is being well
used and seems to have reduced the amount of
doggie bags that are abandoned along Basin
Capital School Park Clean Ups Continue.
In February, Grateful Dogs was informed by
CBJ Parks & Rec, that a serious problem
existed in Capital School Park due to dog
poop on the playgrounds used by the Charter
School and the day care center in the
Stewart Legislative Building. CBJ Had
received complaints from the school and day
care about dog poop in the park. There was
also a report that some children had
contracted worms which was attributed by
some to dog waste. Within a week, Grateful
Dogs was able to conduct two poop scoops to
clean the area of the accumulated waste.
Matt Felix has been doing weekly follow ups
to keep the area under control. Matt would
Airport Dike Trail Trash Can
-- Good News. There is now a pair of
bear-proof trash cans near the trail head
for the Airport Dike Trail. The cleanliness
of the Dike Trail appears to have
dramatically improved since the cans were
installed. There is hardly any dog waste on
the trail at the trail head (though there is
some adjacent to the trail once you pass the
bridge). The amount of litter at the trail
head and the parking lots has decreased
substantially. The litter in the trash cans
is appropriate for a trailhead. There does
not appear to be any dumping of household
trash in the cans, as yet.
GDOJ Board Chooses Officers.
The board of Grateful Dogs chose its
officers for 2012 at its February meeting.
President: George Utermohle,
Vice-President: Pam Nelson, Secretary: Aran
Felix, Treasurer: Vicky McLaughlin,
At-Large Member: Matt Felix.
at Health Fair.
Grateful Dogs had a table at the Health
Fair that was held last Saturday (March 31)
at the Nugget Mall. Grateful Dogs shared a
message that dogs and pets are good for your
health and that people should clean up after
their dogs. Grateful Dogs fit in with the
health oriented theme of the event. There
was a large turnout for the health fair.
Composting Dog Waste.
GDOJ has been contacted by a local resident
who is interested in composting dog waste.
She is encouraged by a study out of
Fairbanks which finds that composting is a
viable option for dog yards up North.
if you are interested in reading the results
of the study. She is seeking support for
Poop Scoops Needed.
The Airport Dike Trail needs to be scooped.
Sandy Beach area could also use a scooping.
The Grateful Dogs of
Juneau is a
good things that
Grateful Dogs does
for the community is
through the actions
and support of its
Grateful Dogs in the
community is related
to the number of
members in the
membership for 2012.
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