USDA (2016) reported approximately 112,000 microplastics were found per square mile of water in the Great Lakes. . .
When thinking about ways to enhance your life, consider making a pledge that will help you improve the health of your pet and water quality. Picking up pet waste is something that is associated with taking a pet on a walk, but have you thought about the feces out in your yard? When was theContinue reading “Scoop the Poop”
Water is an essential part of life that we use daily for hygiene, cooking, and hydration; but water is so much more than that! Some of my favorite memories of my childhood take place at the beach or in the creek behind my parents’ house. Unlike many things, we do not outgrow our love forContinue reading “Water Matters”
Hot chocolate, Christmas Carols, snow, and ice have once again found themselvescommonplace. ‘Tis the season after all. While enjoying the beauty of our snow-covered city and warmth of family and friends, Allen County Partnership for Water Quality (ACPWQ) would like to challenge residents to make sure that they are keeping local waterways in mind too!Continue reading “All is Merry and Bright, Keep the Deicers Light”
Allen County Partnership for Water Quality (ACPWQ) is reminding all residents to properly dispose of household hazardous waste (HHW). Did you know that the average Hoosier household contains between 3 to 10 gallons of hazardous waste? If this waste is not disposed of properly, it can contaminate our rivers, lakes, and streams while also posing aContinue reading “Household Hazardous Waste Disposal”
On the ½ acre of land that our house sits on, we have ten large trees (three evergreens and seven deciduous) with an additional three deciduous trees that we share with our neighbor. As you can imagine, our yard quickly can become overrun with fall leaves, and usually does by mid-October. Historically, my husband hasContinue reading “Leaves Might Not Be the Only Thing Dropping This Fall”