Scoopy Doo dog at pest waste station, Washington State.  Photographer unknown.

How can you help?

The Action Plan discusses what needs to be done to resolve the problem. If cleaning up local waters is important to you, think about what you can do on your own first. Do you always pick up after your pet? Can you use organic fertilizer? Do you wash your car on your lawn or take it to a car wash? Can you reduce the amount of stormwater runoff from your property? Can you develop a farm plan to ensure your horse’s manure is not reaching local streams? Do you practice good on-site septic system maintenance? The draft Action Plan includes information about current and future activities to clean up local waters.

There are many things residents can do now to reduce pollution reaching water bodies and to improve water quality. Here are some ways that you can help:

The solution to polluting our local waters is to do some things a little differently. In this way, we can still live a normal 21st-century lifestyle, have animals as a close part of our lives, and have clean water. Citizen involvement in deciding what needs to be done is essential to making our water bodies safe places for people and fish. You may be part of helping to design future watershed activities that haven’t even been thought of yet! Check out the Related Information section for more ideas and information.

 

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Last updated July 2014