Watershed Care Tips: April

Begins: Apr 1st, 2023 at 8:00 am
Ends: Apr 1st, 2023 at 5:00 pm

Location:   | , Minnesota

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Pet Waste Tidbit of the Month

A 2001 study conducted on Four Mile Run, a heavily polluted stream in northern Virginia, used DNA analysis to determine that 42 percent of the controllable bacteria load in the water came from dog poop. That same polluted stream is just 9.4 miles long, but its watershed contains an estimated 11,400 dogs, which produce 5,000 pounds of poop every day. That’s an awful lot of fertilizer and even more bacteria.

Source: Outside Magazine 

Bonus Tips

Seasonal actions for water and soil health:

  • Clean-up and set-up rainbarrels for the year. 
  • Clean-up leftover sand, salt, and trash from the winter. Sediment and debris can also carry road gunk such as brake dust and oil into our waterbodies, especially when it's accumulated over the winter. 

Looking ahead: 

  • With mowing season comes the need to sweep up grass clippings off of   driveways and boulevards and back onto the lawn. 
  • Tree seeds and buds will be falling into the street - be ready to do the same as with grass clippings and sweep!


Upcoming events

Thu, Apr 18 2024 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Stormwater BMP local leaders training for VLAWMO volunteers.

Wed, Apr 24 2024 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

The Initial Planning Meeting will highlight the current state of the Watershed Management Plan, provide an opportunity for public input, and summarize the public survey results. Open to the public.

Wed, Apr 24 2024 - 7:00pm to 9:30pm

Board of Directors meeting at the Vadnais Heights City Hall

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