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Keep our Drinking Water Free of Lawn Pesticides & Herbicides

Lawn pesticides and herbicides contain chemicals(i.e. alkylphenols) that pollute our drinking water in the form of run-off after rain. There are many alternative methods you can try to care for your lawn. If you want…

Benefits of Planting Trees

There are SO many benefits to planting trees, it’s almost hard to name them all! Planting a tree can benefit both you and your local environment. Trees are so important, there is a whole day…

Fertilizing for a healthy lawn and clean water

Spring is the perfect time to fertilize your lawn but did you know that common lawn fertilizers can cause pollution? When fertilizers are improperly used they can harm our water. Fertilizers can accidentally be applied…

Earth Day Every Day

Last week, on April 22, we celebrated Earth Day! Once a year, people from all around the world gather together to clean up the environment and bring awareness to environmental issues. But why limit it…

Do Not Dump Unused Cleaners & Detergents

Cleaners and detergents contain chemicals (i.e. alkylphenols) that pollute our drinking water if overused or disposed of improperly. What are Alkylphenols Alkylphenols are synthetic compounds found in detergents, cleaning products, pesticides, hair care products, and…

Zero Waste Challenge

Welcome Zero Waste Challenge participants! This page will contain helpful information and resources for you on your low-waste journey. The reporting form for when you are tracking your waste is also below. Tips and tricks…

Paddling to Protect the Mississippi

Maya Dizack has experienced the effects of poor water quality firsthand. As a kid growing up near Lake Michigan, she dreamed of being a mermaid. She swam in rivers and streams near her Wisconsin home,…

Chloride 101

Minnesota waters need a low-salt diet Minnesota has a growing salty water problem that threatens its freshwater fish and other aquatic life. Chloride from both de-icing salt  and water softener salts gets into lakes and…

Pick Up After Your Pets

Picking up after your pooch is more than just a courtesy to your neighbors — it’s also being a good neighbor to area lakes and rivers. That’s because pet waste can contain harmful bacteria, as…

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