Water you doing to our creeks?

Fun and Effective Ways to Keep Our Water Clean

Why we need to keep our watersheds clean

Watersheds are an important part of the community. They contain drinkable water for both humans and animals in the form of creeks and streams. The continued pollution of these systems disrupt their ability to sustain life and taint our drinking water. The watershed is important not only environmentally but also monetarily. The Environmental Protection Industry states that over 450 billion dollars in food, fiber, manufactured goods, and tourism directly depends on having a clean healthy watershed. Therefore the protection of our local lakes, rivers, and streams are very important. To keep watersheds clean we must have an informed public. This flyer will tell of keeping the watershed clean so you can pass the word on to others, making our area a better place to live.

Steps you can take today

In your home:

  • Use biodegradable, non-toxic cleaners

Not only are they healthier for you, they’re great for our water

  • Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Solid trash that is not properly disposed of eventually makes its way into our water, harming both human and aquatic health.

  • Reduce your total trash output

  • Make sure to recycle

  • Ensure all of your trash makes it to the dumpster (Don’t Litter!)

  • Don’t use the toilet as a trash can

  • Compost:

For all-star watershed warriors, composting allows you to reduce your trash production, and reduces the need for potentially harmful fertilizers!

In your yard:

  • Prevent runoff of potentially harmful chemicals

A common misconception is that storm drains lead to a treatment plant when, in reality, most are direct conduits to a stormwater pond or natural waterway. All the oils, fertilizers, and waste that washes off your lawn ends up in our watershed

  • Clean up your pet waste so it can’t wash away

  • Limit use of fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides

  • Wash car on your grass

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