Environmental Tips

Salt Smarts

During a typical winter season, 10-20 million tons of road salt are applied to roads all across the United States.

Safer cleaning choices

Many cleaning products contain ingredients that can harm your health or the environment, such as surfactants, which can be toxic to aquatic animals, or inorganic phosphate, which can trigger harmfu

Keeping the economy afloat

Rivers are good for the economy: people participating in outdoor recreation spend about $86 billion each year on watersports like kayaking, canoeing, rafting, and boating.

From stream to sink

In the United States, about 65% of our drinking water comes from rivers and streams. Help keep this water clean of trash and pollution by participating in a river cleanup.

Don’t feed the algae

When excess nutrients leak into streams and rivers, they can feed dangerous algal blooms, threatening water quality.

Don’t leave leaves on the street

In the United States, the majority of the water withdrawn for the public supply comes from surface water sources, such as lakes or streams.

Monarch watch

Keeping an eye out for butterflies this fall as the monarchs are making their journey south to Mexico?

Dealing with Drought

Living in a drought-impacted area and want to learn to save water? Interested in learning about how the current drought compares to the Dust Bowl of the 1930’s?