How to protect our watershed
The City’s hills are part of the headwaters of five different streams. Here’s how you can help keep our watershed clean.
- Plant a rain garden. Building a rain garden using native trees and grasses lets runoff soak into the ground to alleviate erosion and flooding.
- Limit fertilizer. Avoid fertilizing your lawn, and choose a non-phosphorous solution to protect waterway nutrients.
- Service your septic system every three years.
- Avoid pesticides. Storms can wash them into nearby streams.
- biological pest control.
- Pick up pet waste.
- Buffer streams. Plant native trees and plants to filter stormwater runoff.
- Use commercial car washes that filter their water.
Stormwater management information is provided as part of the City’s education requirement under its state permit. More tips