Tips

DO NOT DUMP LAWN PESTICIDES & HERBICIDES

Lawn pesticides and herbicides contain chemicals(i.e. alkylphenols) that, when used properly, can protect your plants and home from pest. When these chemicals are overused or disposed of improperly, they can pollute our drinking water or…

Community Cleanup Lifts Spirits

Minnesotans are staying at home for two weeks in hopes of slowing the spread of COVID-19 throughout our communities. However, as the spring sun shines and the snow melts away, many are taking advantage of…

Service, education and social distancing

Neighborhood clean-ups are a great outside activity that require very few materials, make your community safe and beautiful, teach young ones about service, provide exercise, and educate all about water pollution. This is a great…

When it rains… watch your storm drains

As the rain starts to pour, try to watch how the water around your home or office flows. As the rainwater flows across sidewalks and parking lots it starts to pick up unwanted materials along…

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…

What flows in, also flows out

As the snow starts melting this month, snowmelt will rush off your yard in all directions. If you live in an urban area, the snow melt will likely find its way to the nearest storm…

Cleaning the Streets Before the Snow Flies

As leaves fall and the weather turns brisk, Minnesotans know all too well that winter is fast approaching. That thick layer of colorful leaves might be hiding another problem for our streets and waterways: litter….

Fall Yard Care

Fall is a beautiful time to be outdoors in Minnesota — and a critical time for yard care. Cooling temperatures make fall the perfect season for planting new grass, pulling weeds, aerating the soil 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…

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