ROCKY RIVER WATERSHED CHAMPIONS PROGRAM
Be a CHAMPION for the Rocky Watershed - Earn a SIGN for your Yard to show your support!
Rocky River Watershed Champion Yard Sign
In which city or township do you live?
Please enter your community name
Choose at least three actions you will take in your yard to protect the Rocky River watershed:
SHRINK your lawn by using native plants, shrubs and trees instead
REMOVE non-native, invasive shrubs and plants
REPLACE NON-NATIVES SHRUBS and flowers with native plants to provide food and habitat for wildlife
LEAVE your leaves: compost, mulch, or use the leaves in garden beds
SAVE WATER by not watering your lawn
REDUCE POLLUTION by mowing with non-gasoline powered tools
KEEP OUT CHEMICALS - Wash your car on the lawn or at the car wash
KEEP OUT NUTRIENTS - Only fertilize after a soil test- and use organic fertilizers when you must
KEEP OUT PESTICIDES - Spot treat with pesticides only when a problem is found. Even better use boiling water or natural solutions instead!
REMOVE PAVEMENT and replace it with permeable pavement or a planted area
BUILD A RAIN GARDEN (Check with your community to ensure that a rain garden is allowed at your residence first)
INSTALL A RAIN BARREL (Check with your community to determine if permits are needed)
LEAVE A 25 FOOT BUFFER of long rooted plants along your stream (don’t mow to the edge of the stream)
ADD PLANTS to the edge of stream and bare banks with native groundcovers, shrubs, trees, and flowers
KEEP CLIPPINGS OUT of the stream- never dump grass or leaves in Rocky River
INSPECT and MAINTAIN your septic system regularly
Choose at least one action you will take in your community to help the Rocky River watershed:
BECOME A MEMBER of Rocky River Watershed Council (
JOIN OR LEAD a Rocky River Watershed Council Committee
TELL YOUR NEIGHBORS what you are doing for Rocky River
DISPLAY your Rocky River CHAMPION SIGN proudly
TELL YOUR CITY or TOWNSHIP HALL what you are doing as a CHAMPION
LOBBY your Home Owners Association to use better practices
VOLUNTEER at Rocky River Watershed stream clean-ups
VOLUNTEER to help maintain public rain gardens in Rocky River Watershed communities
Would you Like to Receive the Rocky River Watershed E-Newsletter?
Please provide your Name
Please provide your address so we can send you your yard sign!
A copy of your responses will be emailed to the address you provided.
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