You can protect our lakes by managing your yard waste correctly.
When rain falls on leaf piles in the street, the water pulls nutrients from the leaves and drains them into our lakes and that contributes to toxic algae blooms, murky water, and weeds.
Following these steps will help protect our lakes.
- Mulch leaves where they fall in your lawn.
- Try composting yard waste
- Keep leaves out of the street by raking the street along the curb, especially before rain storms
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