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. 

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Good Neighbor Guide

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

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

Jr Watershed Explorer

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