Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Take Action at Home: Rake for Our Lakes!

The leaves are beginning to change color which means it's time for you to get outside and rake for our lakes! Raking leaves from the street before it rains is one of the best ways homeowners can help our waters. 

When left in the street, leaves make a phosphorus-rich "tea" that washes down storm drains and directly into our lakes. Over the course of one year, more than 50% of the phosphorus in urban stormwater can come from leaves in the street. It only takes one pound of phosphorus to produce 500 pounds of algae in our lakes!

Want to do more? There are several actions you can take at home to help our lakes. Click the link below for more details: