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    'Poop Smart'

    Wow. Just when you thought you'd heard it all.



    'Poop Smart' if you visit the Skagit Valley tulips this season

    A campaign called 'Poop Smart Skagit' has some advice before you visit the tulips this season.
    Author: Amy Moreno

    The Skagit Valley Tulip Festival is in full swing with blooms decorating fields in Skagit County. But officials are warning of issues related to human waste that could spoil your visit.

    The festival is one of the most picturesque event in Washington every year — drawing visitors from around the world.

    “You see something here that you really can't see outside of Holland, so it’s truly unique,” Tulip grower Brent Roozen explained. “It's a wonderful experience and we think it's something everyone should see at least once.”

    There are flowers and tulips of just about every color blooming all month long.

    “If I hear wow, I've done my job." Jeannette DeGoede explained. DeGoede and her husband have been running Tulip Town for decades. She said, "Over 86,000 people will come through our farm in the course of a month."

    Along with all those visitors comes the traffic. And when you've got people going places, sometimes they have to go. That problem has turned into a bit of an issue and now the County Public Works Department and EPA have a public information campaign to encourage people to “Poop Smart Skagit.”

    They've had issues with human waste within downtown Mount Vernon and nearby fields, which can be bad for animals and growers.

    “We grow a lot of food. Not just for the county, but for the country, as well," Roozen explained.

    The tulip growers try hard to minimize the impact on other fields in the community and educate visitors about the county’s agricultural significance.

    There are portable toilets in several locations and Poop Smart Skagit suggests everyone heading out should have a plan on how you're going to handle things when nature calls. The only time you're supposed to squat next to these tulips is for the perfect photo.
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    i find it hard to believe it’s the visitors leaving the shit behind unless skagit authorities have rebranded their homeless population and transient labor force as ‘visitors’.
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    Better pay extra special attention to the avalanche warnings here..

    Melting Glaciers on Denali Will Unleash Tons of Human Poop

    An estimated 66 tons of feces left behind by climbers is coming out of the deep freeze on North America’s highest peak

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    Go that way really REALLY fast. If something gets in your way, TURN!

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    Taking a dump in a field of tulips sounds delightful.

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    Whole new new meaning to the expression “tiptoe through the tulips”.


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    Saw this the other day. Pretty funny. I'd love to have been at the county council meeting when this civic initiative was pitched and the budget requests proferred.
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    Now THIS belongs in the ‘Shit That Annoys You’ thread...
    StokePimpin' ain't easy

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    Quote Originally Posted by KQ View Post
    Poop Smart Skagit suggests everyone heading out should have a plan on how you're going to handle things when nature calls.
    Is there a group of people out there that I am unaware of who travel specifically to Skagit county to enjoy the beauty of the tulips who fail to assume they will be shitting in toilets if the need arose? What other plan would I have? Ok Art, if you have to shit, I think you should consider a toilet as a solid plan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Art Shirk View Post
    Is there a group of people out there that I am unaware of who travel specifically to Skagit county to enjoy the beauty of the tulips who fail to assume they will be shitting in toilets if the need arose? What other plan would I have? Ok Art, if you have to shit, I think you should consider a toilet as a solid plan.

    "solid plan" LOL!


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    gotta be p/c directed towards the pickers that leave loafs
    just not seeing that behavior but i haven’t been a tourist
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    Everyone needs to carry a bag to shit in.
    And pitch it in the next gas station rubbish barrel. Don't leave it behind!

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    Ask yourself.... are they really just squatting down for that perfect picture or are they pinching a loaf?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KQ View Post
    "solid plan" LOL!


    Huh, no shit.

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    We've had poop smart for a while now..

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    It's a bird! It's a plane! It's Super Poop!

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    I thought for sure this was going to be about not pushing too hard....hemorrhoids and whatnot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ill-advised strategy View Post
    I thought for sure this was going to be about not pushing too hard....hemorrhoids and whatnot.
    same. but now i'm considering my tulip bed in a different light... nah, Roozengaard ain't too much further
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    Quote Originally Posted by flowing alpy View Post
    i find it hard to believe it’s the visitors leaving the shit behind unless skagit authorities have rebranded their homeless population and transient labor force as ‘visitors’.
    Not sure about Skagit but we have porta potties where homeless congregate and on trailers towed around for field workers.

    They also tow one behind the sherriff's work crew van.

    Everyone has a place to poo.

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    I could see the excitement of having tulips tickle your sack while dropping a deuce.
    Sounds like a bucket list item...

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    I’m currently searching the googles for this mythical like place, SFB will be booking a one way ticket.

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    4.75 million cups sounds like a lot of water for one person to contaminate in a day. That's almost 300,000 gallons.

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    I’m currently searching the googles for this mythical like place, SFB will be booking a one way ticket.
    It's called the nooksack river!

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    Babe Ruth.

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    Maybe the reason that the tulips are so beautiful is that they're well fertilized. In Sacramento we have a lemon tree that's unusually productive--turns out it's growing on top of a broken sewer line.
    Or maybe if you tell people the tulip fields are full of shit people won't trample the tulips.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TWINS View Post
    I could see the excitement of having tulips tickle your sack while dropping a deuce.
    Sounds like a bucket list item...
    two lips?

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