What can I do to help my watershed?

You can help your watershed by understanding that you are part of the solution to water quality problems. Your actions affect the water and environment around us. Keeping your lawn healthy is beneficial to water quality. Try the following:

  • Plant and maintain grass and natural vegetation to help water quality by soaking up rainfall, reducing runoff, and retaining sediment.
  • Use phosphorus-free fertilizers
  • Keep your leaves and lawn clippings out of the streets and gutters
  • Pick up your pet’s wastes

It all adds up to better water quality. And that means water that is fun and safe to swim in, live by, and enjoy.

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1. What is a watershed?
2. How do watersheds affect water quality?
3. What can I do to help my watershed?
4. How is my watershed affecting water quality?
5. How can I reduce the amount of phosphorus entering a lake or stream?