6 Actions to Take at Home

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Leaves and Grass

Keep them off streets and sidewalks. Bag, mulch, and compost your yard waste. Leaves and grass feed algae growth in lakes and streams.

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Dirt

Keep soil in place with plants and mulch, especially near sidewalks and driveways. Cover temporary piles of dirt. Soil in lakes and streams harms aquatic life.

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Dog Poop

Pick up after your pet and put it in the trash. Pet waste carries bacteria that can make people sick.

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Trash

Seal trash bags and keep litter out of the street. Keep Minnesota neighborhoods beautiful.

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Salt

Always shovel before salting surfaces. Salt harms aquatic life and is difficult to remove from lakes and streams. Use de-icers lightly, and only when the temperature is above 15°F. In colder weather, use sand sparingly.

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Motor Oil

Keep cars tuned-up so fluids don’t leak on the street. Take used motor oil to a neighborhood drop-off sites.

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