Backyard Conservation

Backyard conservation can really reduce storm water problems. When rain falls on roadways and rooftops, it can’t soak gently into the ground as it once did. Instead, it flows down gutters and into storm sewers, picking up pollutants as it goes. Besides affecting the quality of water in streams and rivers, this runoff can cause flooding more quickly. Here are some examples of easy conservation practices that you can incorporate at home.

Rain Gardens

Wildlife Habitat

Landscape Garden

Soil Testing


Tree Planting