Dog owners: The Lexington Countywide Stormwater Consortium with City of Columbia and Richland County will promote Trash the Poop with an interactive educational display at all Wag-a-Long Wednesday home baseball games of the Columbia Fireflies at Spirit Communications Park from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
On June 6th, June 27th, August 1st, August 8th and August 29th dogs are welcome to come to the game with their owners free of charge! At each of those games representatives from Trash the Poop, a program sponsored by Lexington County, Richland County, and the City of Columbia, will staff a display to provide leash bag dispensers and brochures to dog owners. These items encourage puppy parents to be environmentally responsible by picking up after their dogs and depositing bagged pet waste in the trash. After all, who wants to step in dog poop?! Not only does this simple action keep the ground cleaner, it reduces bacterial pollution of waterways that occurs when animal waste washes into storm drains during a rain storm. At Spirit Communications Park, they also require that dog owners pick up after their pet and properly dispose of the waste on Wag-A-Long Wednesdays.
Fireflies fans who come out to the game on June 6th can see a first pitch thrown at 7:05 p.m. by the Stormwater Managers of Lexington County and the City of Columbia. On August 8th, a first pitch will be thrown by a surprise Lexingtonian. Be sure to come early because our Trash the Poop PSA will be shown on the big screen before the game!