Meeting Date: 11/03/07 10:00 AM

Meeting Type: Regular

Location: Runyon Canyon Park
Fuller Gate

Details: 10:00 – 10:05 Welcome, Thank You’s and Introduction to P.U.P Project

*Goals
To significantly decrease the amount of dog poop in the park
To increase public awareness about the importance of
picking up poop
*Collaborators
HHWNC, GROWTH Foundation, Recreation & Parks, CD 4, Woman’s Club of Hollywood, Girl Scout Troop #3500, Hollywood PAL

10:05 – 10:15 Assign Teams

#1 FLIERS
*Use packing tape to secure The Facts About Poop! flier on both sides of all green trash bins
(use diagram to locate bins)
*Post in kiosks at top and bottom
*Distribute fliers to dog walkers, talk about PUP Project to raise awareness

#2 POOP Patrol
* Walk through park picking up POOP throughout park

10:15 – 10:30 Motion and Vote

Motion and vote to request that HHWNC reimburse GROWTH Foundation (Lead Agency) for PUP project costs.

10:30 – 12:30 Teams complete assignments

12:30 – 1:00 Enjoy a cool drink, fresh fruit, and assess efforts and next phase of P.U.P.

The Youth Development, Education and Recreational Resources committee and its collaborators launched the P.U.P. project in Runyon Canyon on Saturday, November 3, 2007.

The event was just the start of an ongoing project which aims to increase park users’ awareness of the importance of picking up dog poop.

A summary is as follows:
-Girls of GROWTH Foundation designed fliers and t-shirts
-Homeboy Industries printed t-shirts
-12 youth service providers in Hollywood were
contacted and invited to attend, one did, three
others will join for Phase 2 (monthly P.U.P.
cleanup, GROWTH, Hollywood PAL and Yucca)
-All committee email subscribers were invited
-Ralph’s donated plastic bags for us to pass out
-All participants who signed in for our Big Sunday clean up were invited
-25 stakeholders, including 10 youth, participated
in the meeting and clean up, while several park
users grabbed fliers and bags and did their part
-Five new stakeholders added to Youth Committee list
-Dozens of people stopped by the table to give a
thumbs up and comment on the issue (and others)
– tons of support, many thanks, interest in NC

FOR NEXT TIME…
-We will set up a large bowl of water at our table
to attract dogs, and therefore dog owners, and
we’ll give biscuits to the dogs so they don’t feel
singled out 🙂
-We’ll ask Ralph’s to donate the water and add
them as a collaborator
-We’ll do a better job persuading youth service providers to commit to the project, and we’ll work more closely with the schools to reach parents and encourage their participation

Collaborators for the project:
HHWNC, GROWTH Foundation, Girl Scout Troop #3500, Recreation & Parks, Woman’s Club of Hollywood, Hollywood PAL, and Council District 4.
*Special thanks to Michael Wallace, Park Ranger Pete Steur, and to Senior Maintenance Supervisor, Javier Solis.

The Committee passed a motion requesting that the HHWNC reimburse GROWTH Foundation for cost of the project.

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