Have you ever thought, "There's probably a water friendly way to do this," but just couldn't recall what the details were?
You're not alone!
From turf care to yard waste disposal to smart salting, there's a lot of details to remember to help do things in a water friendly way. That's why VLAWMO and the Watershed Action Volunteers are excited to present the Good Neighbor Guide - a one-stop-shop for all your watershed questions and a seasonal checklist to help cover the bases of watershed care. With a bit of practice and keeping it an active conversation with neighbors, the guide becomes a regular routine.
These guidelines are helpful for our local lakes, streams, wetlands, groundwater, and wildlife, but they're also a neighborly gesture to human watershed dwellers, particularly those who live downstream. Find out more on how to expand the notion of a good neighbor and save a copy for reference at the link below.
Special thanks to Minnesota Water Stewards Ceci and Ed Shapland for leading and developing this effort.
Check out the Good Neighbor Guide's companion piece, the Jr Watershed Explorer Workbook for families and kids of all ages: