The goal of the James River Pet Waste Coalition is to educate the public about the environmental impacts of pet waste and the importance of picking up after pets. The committee was formed in response to many of the area's rivers and streams being impaired by bacteria, including bacteria from pet waste. The committee also aims to create uniformity in the information on pet waste that is being spread by the localities in the Richmond area.
The PUP Club was formed by the committee as a way to recognize pet owners that are doing their party by picking up after pets and properly disposing of the waste.
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