Tips

All Those Autumn Leaves

Peak fall color has passed for most of the state and leaves are slowly falling. Wherever they fall, they decompose and restock the soil with nutrients and organic matter. But when there is no soil to…

Recycle Used Motor Oil

Dumped on the ground or down a storm drain, used motor oil contaminates the rivers, lakes and ground water everyone depends on — from fish and wildlife, to plants and people. Instead, recycle used oil…

Don’t Flick It

You might think they’re too small to hurt anything, but the truth is, butts are a serious pollution problem. As the number one most littered item, tobacco products tally up to a staggering 32% of…

Adopt-A-Highway

Adopt-A-Highway is a program for environmentally conscious volunteers to pick up litter along Minnesota’s highways. The Minnesota Department of Transportation details how to sign up.

Don’t Rake into the Lake

Feeding a lake or river too many leaves or other yard waste creates a bumper crop of algae turning lakes into pools of pea-green sludge with too little oxygen for the fish. To keep our…

Mow High & Mulch Clippings

Some of the best fertilizer is right under your mower. Full of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium, grass clippings feed new plant growth and help hold moisture in the soil. But those same nutrients pose a…

Detour Downspouts

Direct downspouts away from driveways or storm drains to green spaces or rain barrels. Pollutants picked up from your roof can be kept out of the waterways if they are first filtered and used by…

Check for Fluid Leaks

Check your car often for oil and fluid and other leaks and fix them promptly. If there is a spill, Use kitty litter or sand to soak up the liquid. Properly dispose of this material…

Microfiber Matters

Take a look in your closet. What do you see? Clothes you wear? Clothes you never wear? You’re probably not thinking that’s a lot of plastic. Plastic —polyester, acrylic, nylon, and other synthetic fibers—is about…

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