The way you manage and landscape your property, including how you care for your well and what you do to manage runoff containing contaminants from your roof and driveway, will help protect the watershed, ensuring benefits to your family, plantings, pets and wildlife.
- Responsible Landscaping Plan, including well, septic and storm water runoff maintenance, as well as landscaping information.
- Four Seasons Yard Worker Tip Sheet, suggestions on responsible ways to handle property maintenance to benefit your plants, animals, properties, the water you drink, and the watershed where you live and work. (Spanish version)
- Why You Should Not Mow to the River’s Edge. The banks along a river are known as its riparian buffer zone, an area of native plants that help reduce erosion by keeping soil in place, serve as habitat for many animals and birds, and act as a filter for storm water runoff entering the waterway.
- Manage Autumn Leaves For Best Results. Homeowners have a responsibility to manage leaves in a way that will enhance the environment and not damage our waterways or wetlands. Fallen leaves are a natural part of the lifecycle of trees and shrubs, and they can add nutrients to our gardens when handled properly; they can also clog waterways and cause water temperatures to increase to unhealthy levels for fish or cause blooms of algae when they are dumped into waterways or wetlands.