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Pet Waste Station Projects

To reduce water pollution from dog waste, the Coon Creek Watershed District (CCWD) has installed 23 pet waste stations along trails adjacent to waterways that are not meeting Clean Water Act standards for E. coli bacteria and phosphorus. To support our city partners, the CCWD also maintains the stations with a weekly contracted service, usually on Fridays. Over 50,000 pounds of waste has been collected since November 2020!

Pilot 1: Starting November 2020, 13 pet waste stations were installed and serviced along paved trails in the Pleasure Creek pond area of Blaine and around Sunrise Lake in The Lakes of Radisson (LoR).  The LoR Pet Waste Stations are in the Sand Creek subwatershed.

Pilot 2: The success of the first pilot was leveraged to garner US EPA 319 grant funds towards a similar Pet Waste Station project in 2022-2024 with the City of Blaine and the City of Coon Rapids for the Sand Creek subwatershed:

We hope to adopt out the other 17 stations to neighboring HOAs or businesses who could have promotional info on their adopted station(s). Want to adopt a station? Contact Dawn Doering, Information Coordinator at 763.258.7136 (direct) or

This project helps the CCWD, the City of Coon Rapids and the City of Blaine meet Clean Water Act requirements in reducing water pollution in Sand Creek!

For detailed information on these requirements for the CCWD, click this link to the MPCA TMDL information webpage