Your house roof, like pavement, sheds water. If downspouts from roof gutters empty out on grassy areas, the water will have a chance to soak naturally into the ground. This will allow the water that runs off your roof to have a chance to soak into the gro ...
Septic Maintenance and Upgrades
Roughly 1 million Ohio homes use septic tanks and, unlike those homes that use city sewage treatment systems, on-site septic system maintenance and upkeep are the homeowner's responsibility. Ensuring septic systems are properly designed and maintaine ...
Low-impact Lawn Care
Many of the landowners we spoke with were concerned with lowering the impact their lawn care had on the stream and the environment in general while still maintaing a nice looking lawn. Low-impact lawn care utilizes practices like soil testing, water cons ...
Many of the landowners we interviewed enjoyed viewing wildlife in and around the stream on their property. Backyard Conservation is a term used by the Natural Resources Conservation Service that refers to a suite of practices (e.g., planting trees) that ...
Stream buffers are unmowed areas along streams with appropriate streamside vegetation growing, preferably native trees and other plants. The width can vary according to available space and homeowner preference (5 feet, 10 feet or more). As a general rule, ...
Little Miami Watershed Network
Little Miami Clark, Greene, Warren, Clinton, Montgomery, Hamilton, Brown Hope Taft and Mike Schumacher Co-Founders P.O. Box 23 Bellbrook, OH 45305 (937) 848-2993 or (937) 901-8758 firstname.lastname@example.org https://www.facebook.com/LittleMiamiWatershedN ...
2016 Ohio Watershed Academy
The Ohio Watershed Academy (OWA) is a professional development course offered by Ohio State University Extension. The purpose of OWA is to build the capacity of current and future watershed group leaders in Ohio to facilitate and participate effectively i ...
Ohio Watershed Leaders Conference 2016
The Ohio Watershed Leaders Conference will be held September 8-9 in Loveland, Ohio. The format will remain similar to recent Ohio Watershed Leaders Conferences. On Day 1 Participants will tour watershed restoration projects via charter bus. Tours are lead ...
GENERAL INFORMATION Lead is a toxic metal that was used for many years in products found in and around homes. Even at low levels, lead may cause a range of health effects including behavioral problems and learning disabilities. Children, six years old and ...
GENERAL INFORMATION Zinc is an essential trace metal with very low toxicity in humans. Zinc can occur naturally in drinking water. Zinc contamination can result from corrosion of galvanized pipes by soft, acidic water. Zinc is used in fertilizers and may ...