Other Sustainability Tips

Reduce Use of Fertilizers

Tips on reducing fertilizer use are available at www.oakgov.com/water/Pages/publications/clean_water_fertilize.aspx

Pick Up Pet Waste

Pet wastes can wash into storm drains and ditches, ultimately ending up in local rivers and creeks. Learn more at www.LGROW.org/pollution-sollutions

Maintain a Vegetative Buffer Along Waterways

Those who live along the creek or a tributary can be especially helpful by leaving a vegetation buffer along the creek, adding plants native to Michigan. These plants help filter runoff, and can provide shade and habitat. The south and west stream banks are most important to maintain this buffer. Information on plants to use in vegetation buffers can be found at www.semircd.org/buffers/guide/plants.php