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Blue River Project

How You Can Help

  1. Have your septic tank cleaned every three to five years. This is one of the most important things a homeowner can do to help keep Blue River clean.
  2. Go native. Replace non-native shrubs, trees and perennial flowers with natives. Several nurseries in the Blue River area specialize in native plants.
  3. Take a friend or family member to visit the Blue River. You tend to protect that which you love and appreciate.
  4. Install a low flow fixture in your home or encourage your apartment complex to do so.
  5. Direct your gutters to grassy vegetation instead of concrete to minimize stormwater runoff.
  6. Utilize your district forester, district conservationist and district wildlife biologist to help with land management of our superb forest and grassland resources.
  7. Use less or even no fertilizer on your lawn.
  8. Become a member of The Nature Conservancy!
  9. Sign up for TNC volunteer workdays. These are a great opportunity to see and learn about local nature preserves.
  10. Never plug sinkholes, use them as trash dumps or otherwise alter the way water flows to sinkholes. These are direct connections to groundwater, and they affect someone downstream. Learn more.
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