YOU CAN PROTECT OUR LAND AND WATER

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AT HOME

  • Consider where you live. When choosing a home, pick a location with consideration of your ecological impact.
  • At home, actively reduce your impact and give back to the natural environment.

IN YOUR YARD OR GARDEN

  • Plant native trees and plants.
  • Make your landscape a wildlife habitat.
  • Minimize lawn area.
  • Avoid synthetic pesticides and "weed and feeds".
  • Avoid synthetic fertilizer. Compost at home to provide nutrients to the soil. Soil fertility can be improved through composting food scraps, grass clippings, and leaves as well as through mulch.

HELP PREVENT POLLUTION

  • In Austin, call 512-974-2550 to report pollution concerns .
  • Pollutants include motor oil, gasoline, or other fuel; sewageleaks; fertilizers and pesticides; silt and sediment; soaps and detergents; antifreeze; latex and oil based paints.
  • Be careful with chemical use around your house and down your drain.
  • Dispose of chemicals and other household waste properly. Drop off hazardous materials to the Recycle & Reuse Drop-Off Center.
  • Clean up after your pet! Even in your own yard, pet waste can be a pollutant.

CONSERVE WATER

  • Minimize indoor and outdoor water use.
  • If you have a creek or water body in or next to your yard, respect it by leaving a naturally vegetated riparian buffer and being careful to avoid pollution washing from your yard into the water.

PARTICIPATE

There are many groups that you can join to volunteer or participate in advocacy for the environment. These are just a few:

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Trash cleanups, habitat restoration, and advocacy.

www.savebartoncreek.org

Ecological Restoration of Austin’s Wildlands.

www.austintexas.gov/water/wildland_vol/index.cfm

Clean up green spaces, waterways, and waste.

keepaustinbeautiful.org/volunteer-opportunities

PARTICIPATE

There are many groups that you can join to volunteer or participate in advocacy for the environment. These are just a few:

greenlogo

Trash cleanups, habitat restoration, and advocacy.

www.savebartoncreek.org

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Ecological Restoration of Austin’s Wildlands.

www.austintexas.gov/water/wildland_vol/index.cfm

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Clean up green spaces, waterways, and waste.

keepaustinbeautiful.org/volunteer-opportunities