Plant Dane! Cost-Share Program
Home & Yard
Love Your Lakes, Don’t Leaf Them
Leaf Collection Schedules
Fertilizers & Pesticides
Around the House
Salt Use and De-icers
Household Hazardous Waste Disposal
Geese and Ducks
Storm Water Curriculum
Rain Garden Curriculum
Backyard Conservation Curriculum
Storm Water 101 (DVD)
Storm Drain Marking
Whalen Pond Ecology Education
TV and Radio Ads and Interviews
Friends Groups and Watershed Associations
Contact Your Local Officials
Mark Storm Drains
Household Hazardous Waste
Water Star Wisconsin
Shoreline Restoration and Protections
Septic Tank Maintenance
Clean up pet wastes. Nutrients and bacteria from cats and dogs may wash toward lakes and streams.
Bury pet waste in the yard or in a specially designed pet waste composter, or put it in the garbage.
Never put pet waste in or near a vegetable garden or in a compost pile that will be used in the vegetable garden.
Composting Dog Waste
US EPA Pet Waste Management
How to Conduct a Pet Waste Outreach Campaign
Pet Waste and Water Quality
Animal Waste Collection Facts and Figures
Help Reduce Pollution from Dog Waste
Don't Let Your Pet Pollute: How to Safely Dispose of Pet Waste
Thurston County, Washington
Geese and Ducks
Do not feed geese and ducks. It is against the law in many areas and contributes to dense numbers of birds congregating in areas they would not otherwise gather.
If you own waterfront property, plant a native buffer on the waters' edge. This will help deter waterfowl from congregating on your lawn. They instinctively like to be able to see the water, so plants blocking their view helps keep your yard free of their droppings and prevents it from washing into the lake.
Madison Area Municipal Storm Water Partnership