COASTAL LAKE ERIE WATERSHED CHAMPIONS PROGRAM
Be a CHAMPION for Coastal Lake Erie Watersheds - Earn a SIGN for your Yard to show your support!
Watershed Champion Yard Sign
In which city or township do you live?
Please enter your community name
Choose at least three actions you have completed in your yard to protect Lake Erie
SHRINK your lawn by using native plants, shrubs and trees instead
REMOVE non-native, invasive shrubs and plants
REPLACE NON-NATIVE PLANTS 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
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)
Do you live along a streambank or lake shore? If so, choose at least one action below that you have completed in your yard in addition to the three actions that you completed above
LEAVE A 25 FOOT BUFFER of long rooted plants along your stream (don’t mow to the edge of the creek)
ADD PLANTS to the edge of creek and bare banks with native groundcovers, shrubs, trees, and flowers
KEEP CLIPPINGS OUT of the stream- never dump grass or leaves in any waterway
I don't live directly by a creek or the shoreline
Choose at least one action you will take in your community to help Lake Erie.
BECOME A MEMBER of a watershed group (if your community has one)
TELL YOUR NEIGHBORS what you are doing for Lake Erie
DISPLAY your 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 stream and beach clean-ups
VOLUNTEER to help maintain public rain gardens
Would you Like to Receive the Cuyahoga SWCD Newsletter?
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Please provide your address so we can send you your yard sign! And sign you up for our newsletter if you checked that box!
A copy of your responses will be emailed to the address you provided.
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