Keep Grass Clippings Off the Street

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”

Improve Health of Waterways, Plant Native Plants

This spring has brought many unique challenges, but it has also allowed us to slow down. Allen County Partnership for Water Quality is interested in helping water do the same by creating water-friendly landscaping. This concept sounds like it could be challenging, but it can be as simple as picking native plants for your gardens.Continue reading “Improve Health of Waterways, Plant Native Plants”

TEST YOUR SOIL

‘Tis the season of lawn prep, so let us talk about the how to fertilize correctly! The first thing to note is no single “cookbook” recipe exists for everyone to get the lawn of his or her dreams; because everyone’s dream lawn looks different. My husband and I are great examples of this.  My dreamContinue reading “TEST YOUR SOIL”

Clean Water for Christmas: Creating a Young Advocate

For six years, I have worked in environmental education. I love to talk to anyone who will listen about ways they can positively impact the natural world. Yes, this is my job, but it is also my passion. I don’t clock in and out of caring for a clean natural world. It is who IContinue reading “Clean Water for Christmas: Creating a Young Advocate”

Thankful to be Water Secure

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. I love that the morning gets to start with an outdoor 4-mile run (because yes, we are that family) that allows me to get an insane amount of food for the rest of the day. I love that my entire family gets together, and I get to see five generationsContinue reading “Thankful to be Water Secure”