Little Steps You Can Take For Cleaner Streams, Rivers and Lakes
Small actions can have a big impact, so we’ve put together a list of simple ways you can help sustain our natural surroundings and improve local water quality. Here are 8 things you can do from home:
2. Start Composting
Composting at home is a great way to keep grass clippings, leaves, yard waste and kitchen scraps out of our landlls and waterways while creating nutrient-rich soil for your garden.
5. Pick Up Pet Waste
This simple act helps reduce the potential of E. coli pollution from washing into our rivers and streams.
"... the little deposits your pets leave each day are adding up to a big water quality mess ... Read on to truly understand how big this problem is and how it affects you." More on Pet Poo Impacts
6. Create a Rain Garden
Native plants reduce stormwater runoff and pollution while attracting birds, butterflies and beneficial pollinators. Rain gardens absorb 30% more water than a conventional lawn.
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7. Grow Your Own Food
A home garden will provide fresh food for your family. Gardens also reduce transportation costs, provide a place for mulch and compost use.