Introducing the Good Neighbor Guide

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. 

Good Neighbor Guide Cover.jpg

Good Neighbor Guide

Special thanks to Minnesota Water Stewards Ceci and Ed Shapland for leading and developing this effort.

minnesota water stewards logo.jpg

Check out the Good Neighbor Guide's companion piece, the Jr Watershed Explorer Workbook for families and kids of all ages:

Jr Watershed Explorer

Recent Posts

2022 Watershed Award Recipients

VLAWMO is pleased to present this year's Watershed Award recipients. Check our their stories here!

Special Thanks to Paul Duxbury

VLAWMO extends its gratitude to Paul Duxbury for over 5 years of service on the VLAWMO Technical Commission.

Neighborhood Spotlight: Karen Suzukamo

A look at a raingarden, sedge groundcover, and green roof.

Saint Mary's of the Lake Raingarden Renovation

VLAWMO sends its thanks to local Boy Scout Alex Nelson for undertaking a raingarden renovation project for his Eagle Scout badge.

Lake Care Weekend 2022

Fall marks one of the best times of year for this convenient lake care strategy.

More news

View all news