The goal is pretty simple; getting people to give a poop about their watersheds. From lakes, streams, ponds, and more, the actions we take either help or harm the health of our water. Poop Fairy University is meant to educate on those actions - from picking up pet waste to making sure your leaves get raked to the right place - so that you can choose to help your local water systems.
The truth is that pretty much no one wants to pollute, but pretty much everyone pollutes in some way. If PFU can help provide meaningful, memorable, and maybe a bit humorous ways to remind individuals to choose better behaviors and actions ... well, that's going to make a difference in the health of our water systems. The hope is that we can make a poop ton of positive impact.
PFU - Powered by a team of teams
While the No Poop Fairy is an impressive mythical being, Poop Fairy University is run by a committed team of people who care about clean water; the Regional Stormwater Protection Team (RSPT). RSPT is based near the shores of Lake Superior in the Duluth/Superior metro area. It is collaboration between local Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (dubbed MS4s), partnering agencies, and organizations. There are whole towns and townships on this team. There are whole cities on this team. There are departments, districts, alliances, officials, and more.
RSTP is truly a team of teams. And they are all teaming up for cleaner, healthier water.
The list is impressive and the links are below. Check out everyone who makes up the team, as well as RSPT in action on the socials.
Regional Stormwater Protection Team -
City of Duluth
City of Superior
City of Cloquet
City of Hermantown
City of Proctor
City of Rice Lake
Fond du Lac Reservation
Grand Lake Township
Village of Superior
Village of Oliver
St. Louis County
University of Minnesota Duluth
University of Minnesota Duluth, Office of Sustainability
University of Minnesota Duluth, Natural Resources Research Institute (NRRI)
University of Minnesota Duluth, Minnesota Sea Grant
Lake Superior College
University of Wisconsin-Superior
University of Wisconsin-Superior, Lake Superior Research Institute
Minnesota Department of Transportation
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources - Coastal Program
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
St. Louis River Alliance
South St. Louis County Soil & Water Conservation District
Western Lake Superior Sanitary District (WLSSD)
Carlton Soil & Water Conservation District
Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve