With April showers comes May (and for the rest of the growing season) mowing. As a homeowner, I prescribe to this ritual like many others, but as a water educator, seeing grass clippings being bagged or on the street/sidewalk drives me crazy! My first summer in my position, I went on a walk after workContinue reading “Keep Grass Clippings Off the Street”
It’s the 51st Earth Day! Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson founded Earth Day on April 22nd, 1970. He strategically chose late April for the first Earth Day due to it being in-between spring break and finals for college students. College students seemed to be the ideal candidates to stand against environmental pollution due to their anti-warContinue reading “51st Earth Day”
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”
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”