The pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers used in landscaping can be extremely hazardous to the health of the watershed. Make sure you know what’s being put on your lawns and how it will affect water quality.
Know your neighbors
Find out what is is happening in your neighborhood and make sure all land use activities provide adequate and appropiate designs and management measures to minimize silt bearing runoff that is harmful to water quality and habitat. it is being done in a way that protects qater quality, and optimizes the protection of open space. Forests provide maximum protection of water quality, so find out what can be done to preserve and protect them.
There are lots of good reasons to use less water. It's most important when we are heading into a drought condition to avoid a drought emergency and associated water use restrictions. But there are several other reasons. First and foremost is saving money. Second, whenever you save money, it typically has an indirect benefit on the environment. Most of the cost of water and sewer bills is related to the energy costs to pump water to your home or business and if you are on public sewers the added cost of treating the wastewater. Your conservation of water (minimizing unnecessary use and fixing leaks) during impending droughts is related to the survival of aquatic species that are co- and interdependent on each other as well as on us humans via water diversions to keep up with demand based on personal decisions about water use.
Donate Your Time and Talent
Things you can do....in as little as a day. Give us a call! Get involved! It may become so fulfilling, you'll get addicted. Activities needing your help. Membership - if you enjoy meeting people, membership can use your help.
Publications, Writing, Watershed Planning -
Publicity - if you enjoy seeing your hard work in the news, publicity can use your help.
Stream Walk Assessments - if you enjoy getting your feet wet (literally) and want to explore the Mianus River and its tributaries to document opportunities for improvements, we need your help.
Education Programs - if you enjoy planning and coordinating seminars and workshops on a variety of environmental topics, we need your help.
Land Use Planning Advocacy - if you enjoy public speaking to advocate for better decisions by planning and zoning decisionmakers to protect open space, protect water quality and stream habitat and the quality of human life as well, we need your help.
Finance - if you enjoy developing email and mail lists of members and donors to fund our mission we need your help.
Grant Writing - if you are a reasonably good writer with a good background in environmental studies (including passion) and enjoy bringing funds for interesting environmental projects, we need your help.