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There are no 'poop fairies' that will pick up after your dog, Ridge to Rivers officials remind trail users

Ridge to Rivers, a trail design and maintenance organization, has received an increased amount of complaints about unpicked up dog poop.

BOISE, Idaho — As Boise trail users increase so does one thing no one likes to talk about, or pick up - dog poop.

Ridge to Rivers, a local group that designs and maintains the Treasure Valley trail system, posted a reminder that dog owners need to pick up after their pets.

"There are no poop fairies who will do this for you, and your dog's waste is not good for the environment, other trail user's noses, or the bottoms of their shoes," Ridge to Rivers said in a Facebook post made on Friday.

The reminder comes after receiving an increase in complaints by trail users, according to Ridge to Rivers officials.

They have seen an increase in unpicked up dog waste everywhere from west to east in the Treasure Valley.

Some frequent trail users have commented on Facebook that they fear this is a taste of a "new Boise" a place where the community does not work together to take care of their shared spaces.

As Idaho's population increases Ridge to Rivers is monitoring the situation and telling people to "please help to keep the Foothills beautiful by being responsible trail users." 

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