With summer officially beginning on June 21, we would like to remind you of these Best Management Practices (BMPs) for your yard this summer. BMPs are stormwater pollution prevention measures proven to reduce damaging effects of runoff.
- Wash your car at a car wash. Commercial car washes filter and reuse their water, preventing it from entering our local streams.
- Raise your mower height. Raising your mower height at least 3 inches will allow your yard to absorb more rain water.
- Leave grass clippings on your yard or bag them instead of blowing them off your property. Grass clippings can carry fertilizers into the creek.
- Increase your garden area. Using native species on your property provides vital habitat for wildlife and reduces stormwater runoff.