Plants help improve water quality. They slow down the flow of storm water and their extensive roots soak up any pollutants before they make their way into our bay.
Lawns are ecosystems that affect surface and groundwater systems. Lawn grasses clean the environment by absorbing gaseous pollutants and intercepting pesticides, fertilizers, dust, and sediment.
Learn about ways to use stormwater and keep it from picking up pollutants that harm our bay
Plant buffers near the lake can provide valuable filtration of pollutants as rain water flows to the lake
Rain gardens filter pollutants from storm water run-off, provide habitat for pollinators & beautify your yard
Rain barrels are a great way to capture water for watering your plants, reducing run-off and conserving water