Earth Day 2011: What Could Be Wrong with May Flowers?

Posted April 21, 2011

April showers can bring polluted stormwater runoff that’s harmful to May flowers, not to mention other vegetation and aquatic life in your community. When there are wet weather events like rain, thunderstorms, or floods, pollutants left on the ground or swept into storm drains will make their way into local water bodies and wreak environmental havoc. Although the weather is beyond control, everyone can reduce or eliminate the amount of pollution they personally add to our precious and limited water resources, and Earth Day is a great time to start.

Keeping everything but rain out of your storm drain is the first line of defense against water pollution. For example, when you sweep up and collect leaves, trash, and grass clippings for proper disposal--as opposed to pushing them down the storm drain-- you are sparing your local water bodies from algae blooms that thrive on such nutrients and end up choking the oxygen out of the water… not good news for fish.

Simple actions like picking up after your pets, using natural fertilizers, recycling motor oil, and disposing of household waste properly will all help reduce pollution by keeping it away from storm drains and out of the water that circulates through your local watershed and then around the world. We can all take stormwater personally, and help create a greener, cleaner water environment!

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Posted April 21, 2011

April showers can bring polluted stormwater runoff that’s harmful to May flowers, not to mention other vegetation and aquatic life in your community. When there are wet weather events like rain, thunderstorms, or floods, pollutants left on the ground or swept into storm drains will make their way into local water bodies and wreak environmental havoc. Although the weather is beyond control, everyone can reduce or eliminate the amount of pollution they personally add to our precious and limited water resources, and Earth Day is a great time to start.

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Everything on this site is utterley correct! In addition you've made an fantastic article once again! Your style of writing on this site is impeccable, I really enjoy the post.

Posted by: Fiat Punto India (jacobhamsern@yahoo.com) on 04/25/2011

Excellent piece .. there's a lot left to be done to restore our surface water bodies (i.e. lakes, rivers, streams, etc.) .. our drainage systems are a big source of the pollution of these water bodies ... what better place to start!!

Posted by: Bob Hennes (rhennes@villageofpalmsprings.org) on 04/27/2011

Sometimes it seems to me thet everuthing on our planet is polluted. It makes me really guilty and sad.

Posted by: Professional resume (WoodspetersonNB@hotmail.com) on 04/28/2011

Thanks for the tips, I had never thought about the effect pushing leaves down storm drains has on fish.

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Earth Day 2011: What Could Be Wrong with May Flowers?

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Earth Day 2011: What Could Be Wrong with May Flowers?

Posted April 21, 2011

April showers can bring polluted stormwater runoff that’s harmful to May flowers, not to mention other vegetation and aquatic life in your community. When there are wet weather events like rain, thunderstorms, or floods, pollutants left on the ground or swept into storm drains will make their way into local water bodies and wreak environmental havoc. Although the weather is beyond control, everyone can reduce or eliminate the amount of pollution they personally add to our precious and limited water resources, and Earth Day is a great time to start.

Keeping everything but rain out of your storm drain is the first line of defense against water pollution. For example, when you sweep up and collect leaves, trash, and grass clippings for proper disposal--as opposed to pushing them down the storm drain-- you are sparing your local water bodies from algae blooms that thrive on such nutrients and end up choking the oxygen out of the water… not good news for fish.

Simple actions like picking up after your pets, using natural fertilizers, recycling motor oil, and disposing of household waste properly will all help reduce pollution by keeping it away from storm drains and out of the water that circulates through your local watershed and then around the world. We can all take stormwater personally, and help create a greener, cleaner water environment!

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Everything on this site is utterley correct! In addition you've made an fantastic article once again! Your style of writing on this site is impeccable, I really enjoy the post.
Posted by: Fiat Punto India ( Email | Visit ) at 4/25/2011 5:32 AM


Excellent piece .. there's a lot left to be done to restore our surface water bodies (i.e. lakes, rivers, streams, etc.) .. our drainage systems are a big source of the pollution of these water bodies ... what better place to start!!
Posted by: Bob Hennes ( Email | Visit ) at 4/27/2011 10:06 AM


Sometimes it seems to me thet everuthing on our planet is polluted. It makes me really guilty and sad.
Posted by: Professional resume ( Email | Visit ) at 4/28/2011 8:23 AM


Thanks for the tips, I had never thought about the effect pushing leaves down storm drains has on fish.
Posted by: Josh ( Email | Visit ) at 10/1/2011 5:28 AM


I like all your post. thanx a lot!
By the way. Good news! In Honor of our favorite Halloween Holiday.From today until the stroke of midnight on October 31st,you can enjoy 5% discount of total amount if you bought two box sets or more, but the discount amount plus your coupon could not exceed $10 USD. http://www.dvdbestonline.com
Posted by: Misfits DVD ( Email | Visit ) at 10/7/2011 8:37 PM


 

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