The Poo-Poo Project prevents wildlife entrapment in vault toilets throughout the US by installing safe and effective screens on the ventilation pipes.
Last Update: August 2017
10,061 Poo-Poo Screens
In 2017, our goal was to have Poo-Poo Project partnerships and screens in all 50 states and to sell/distribute our 10,000th Poo-Poo Screen!
On July 31, 2017 - Poo-Poo Project sells its 10,000th Poo-Poo Screen!
The Poo-Poo Project achieved an impressive conservation milestone as Missoula Concrete Construction, a national provider of vault concrete toilets and a long-time supporter of the Poo-Poo Project, purchased the 10,000th Poo-Poo Screen. Their conservation-minded staff has also added a free Teton Raptor Center Poo-Poo Screen option for its vault toilet purchasers. “We are very proud to support TRC’s Poo-Poo Project and will continue to do our part in ensuring the safety of all wild birds who come in contact with our vault toilets.” - Adam Bauer, Owner of Missoula Concrete Construction. Go Poo-Poo!
August 14, 2017 - The Poo-Poo Project in all 50 States!
The Poo-Poo Project confirmed that Bellevue State Park in Delaware was in need of Poo-Poo Screens and 4 Sponsored Poo-Poo Screens were sent to that location. This was very significant because Teton Raptor Center had Poo-Poo Projects in every state ... except Delaware. Thus we achieved another goal of having Poo-Poo Projects in all 50 States!
Teton Raptor Center's Poo-Poo Project prevents cavity-nesting birds from entering vault toilets through the ventilation pipes and becoming entrapped in the 'basement' of vault toilets.
Each year thousands of cavity-nesters, animals that prefer dark, narrow spaces for nesting and roosting, become entrapped and die in vertical open pipes such as mining claim stakes, ventilation pipes, dryer vents, fence posts, old irrigation pipes, and chimneys. Vault toilets, the self-contained restrooms found in many of America’s wilderness areas, feature vertical ventilation pipes that mimic the natural cavities preferred by some species for nesting and roosting. Birds enter the vault toilet through the ventilation pipe and get stuck in the 'basement' of the vault toilet.
In 2010, Teton Raptor Center addressed this problem by installing 100 'rock' screens on the ventilation pipes of toilets throughout Grand Teton National Park, as well as Bridger-Teton, Caribou-Targhee, and Shoshone National Forests. In 2013, Teton Raptor Center created the Poo-Poo Project and developed its own Poo-Poo Screen to prevent wildlife entrapment on a national scale. The 12" Poo-Poo Screens are durable, easy to install, provide superior ventilation and are very affordable. Since 2013, TRC has distributed over 10,061 Poo-Poo Screens to more than 330 Poo-Poo Partners in 50 states.
If you are interested in bringing the Poo-Poo Project to your area please contact us for more information . We need your help to keep wildlife safe on America's public lands.
Poo-Poo Project Coordinator