Lawn Contamination Anticipation.

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To realize what property holders can do to lessen stormwater contamination and spillover. ... Foundation on stormwater contamination. Stormwater practices to diminish ...
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Lawn Pollution Prevention

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Workshop Goals To find out about stormwater overflow - the most widely recognized poison of streams, waterways, and seas. To realize what mortgage holders can do to lessen stormwater contamination and spillover.

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Workshop Agenda True/False Quiz Presentation Discussion Yard Tours Evaluation Picture politeness of Community Partners for Clean Streams, Washtenaw County

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Presentation Overview Background on stormwater contamination Stormwater practices to diminish poisons Backyard activities to decrease speed/volume of stormwater

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Urban Stormwater Pollution Contains: dregs, microorganisms and infections, oil and oil, pesticides and composts, salts, overwhelming metals and other possibly poisonous chemicals Fate: neighbor " s yard released untreated into close-by streams, streams, and lakes

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Sources of Impairment for Wetlands, Streams and Ponds in Schenectady Urban overflow and tempest sewers Agriculture: substance pesticides and manures, creature waste Farm hones: escalated creature nourishing operations, non-inundated harvest generation, off ranch creature holding zone Municipal point source: wastewater treatment Numbers from: 2004 NC Water Quality Assessment and Impaired Waters List arranged by DENR Division of Water Quality (Table 3.10)

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Impacts of Stormwater Pollution Pollutes drinking water Kills fish Eutrophication (abundance weed and green growth development) Human sickness Damages homes and organizations amid blaze surges

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Using Precaution Aquatic frameworks actually vacillate When the stream, lake, or sea can\'t right the change, the conduit gets to be debilitated Current examination – Center for Watershed Health and Restoration Picture graciousness of Miami, When it Rains, It Drains

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Conservative Estimates of U.S. Polluters 38 million Frequent Fertilizers 43 million Pesticide Sprayers 15 million Hosers 27 million Chronic Car Washers 3 million Bad Mechanics 16 million Poor Pooch Scoopers 15 million Septic Slackers Center for Watershed Protection

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Frequent Fertilizers Water Quality Consortium

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Frequent Fertilizers Why be concerned? Makes supplement spillover Excess weed and green growth development What you can do: Test soil Organic manure Never treat before it downpours Center for Watershed Protection

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Pesticides and Herbicides Why be concerned? Pollute drinking water supplies Toxic to people and sea-going living beings What you can do: Use sparingly Hand pick weeds Mulch Beneficial creepy crawlies © 2001 Center for Watershed Protection

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Hosers Why be concerned? Over watering washes supplements and residue off your yard What you can do: Tallest cutting tallness sufficiently just water to fulfill Avoid watering cleared territories Clean strolls & porches with a floor brush Center for Watershed Protection

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Chronic Car Washers Water Quality Consortium

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Chronic Car Washers Why be concerned? Oils, oil, metals What you can do: Wash less Car washing office that treats or reuses water Buy cleaners marked "biodegradable" Wash on the grass Don\'t arrange in tempest channel Center for Watershed Protection

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Car Leaks Water Quality Consortium

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Bad Mechanics Why be concerned? Harmful metals, oil, and oil A solitary quart of engine oil makes a two-section of land oil spill. What you can do: Repair spills Recycle engine oil, liquid catalyst and other vehicle liquids Center for Watershed Protection

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Poor Pooch Poop Scoopers Water Quality Consortium

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Poor Pooch Poop Scoopers Why be concerned? Phosphorus Harmful microscopic organisms Nutrients What you can do: Pick up after your pet! Flush Bury far from water sources Seal and toss in junk © 2001 Center for Watershed Protection

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Septic Slackers Why be concerned? Discharge supplements, microscopic organisms, and infections What you can do: Inspect framework like clockwork Pump tank each 3-5 years Don\'t discard family dangerous waste in sinks or toilets. Place for Watershed Protection

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Backyard Projects Reduce impenetrable surfaces Rain barrels Rain gardens Lawn change Landscaping close to the water\'s edge Your neighbors will thank you for controlling your overflow.

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Replace Impervious Surfaces Why would it be a good idea for me to supplant impenetrable surfaces? upset the common water adjust gather soil, pet squanders, salt, composts, oils, & different contaminations How? Supplant cement or black-top with: Wood chips Permeable asphalt Wood decks

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Rain Barrels Why utilize a downpour barrel ? Impermanent capacity gadget Reduces water utilization Why you can do: Install a downpour barrel Disconnect downspout © 2001 Center for Watershed Protection

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Rain Gardens Why make a downpour garden ? Renew water Protect regions Shelter from toxins Provide living space Picture obligingness of Univ. of Wisc. - Extension

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Rain Gardens What you can do: Incorporate into existing and future arranging Use plants adjusted to variably wet conditions

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Lawn Conversion – Natural State Why change over your grass? Yards = little untamed life advantage, disintegration and chemicals Native plants = adjusted, less upkeep Reduces water utilization How would I change over my garden? Site conditions Appropriate plants

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Landscaping Near the Water\'s Edge Planting tips: Native trees, bushes, grasses and wildflowers along the water\'s edge. Vegetated cradle zone – 25 feet.

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Backyard Pollution Prevention DON\'T have any significant bearing manure or pesticides to gardens. Try not to wash autos in avenues and carports - utilize a business auto wash, or wash autos on gardens with biodegradable cleansers. DO appropriately discard squanders from pets.

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Backyard Pollution Prevention DO frequently review & clean septic frameworks. DO minimize impenetrable surfaces. DO utilize downpour barrels and rain greenhouses to control your overflow. DO supplant yards with local vegetation.

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