There are simple things every person can do to help keep our local waters healthy.
As winter fades and your yard starts to green up, here are two things you can do this spring:
Clean up pet waste
Pet waste quickly winds up in lakes and streams, carried untreated through storm sewer pipes. Yuck!
- Keep up with yard cleaning, especially when rain is in the forecast
- Keep your community clean by picking up your pet’s waste when you are on walks.
- If you don’t have a dog, consider helping out an elderly neighbor with the waste in their yard.
Clear debris from storm drains
Leaves, grass clipping and other residential waste contributes excess nutrients that can harm water quality in local lakes and streams. Please help keep storm drains clean, and consider adopting a drain in your neighborhood.
*For more tips and stories of residents in your community working for clean water, visit www.cleanwatermn.org.