Help Erie at Your Home

There are many things you can do to save Lake Erie at home. Here are some tips to help you get started:

Replace hard surfaces with pervious pavement.
Pervious pavement is commonly used for driveways, patios, sidewalks, and parking lots. Made of asphalt, concrete, or interlocking pavers, pervious pavement allows water to soak through to the soil, improving water quality and minimizing polluted runoff and flooding.

Install a rain barrel(or two) to your downspouts Rainbarrels

 Plant native plants, install rain gardens

Drive less. Air pollution contributes to nitrogen entering Lake Erie, and a large part of that is from vehicle exhaust. Make it a personal goal to combine errands and limit trips to reduce your contribution to auto emissions. And when the time comes to buy a new car or truck, choose the most fuel-efficient and low-emission gasoline, gasoline-electric hybrid, or alternative-fuel model in its class.

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