Spring has sprung! Colorful wildflowers blanket hillsides and trees sport bright green leaves. It’s the season of new beginnings – Earth’s gentle reminder that we need to take care of this one, precious planet we live on. An easy way to take care of Earth is to keep pollutants and toxins out of our local watersheds. These five simple actions show you how easy it is to discover your watershed moment – that instant when you do your part to keep LA healthy and clean.
Take pride in your neighborhood, LA! Notice a piece of trash in the gutter when you’re walking down the street? Pick it up! Did you know there are 5,000,000,000,000 (that’s 5 trillion!) pieces of plastic floating in our oceans? Pick up that plastic wrapper laying in the street and throw it in a trash can. You’ll keep it from swimming in the sea.
Until Fido can pick up after himself, you’ve got to scoop his poop every single time. Did you know that bacteria from dog waste left on the ground can end up polluting our rivers, creeks, lakes and beaches? We make it simple…get your free canister of dog waste bags here.
Replace your thirsty lawn with California natives, saving both time and money. Did you know that there are dozens of gorgeous native plants that use less water than traditional plants? The Theodore Payne Foundation offers plenty of local beauties that will make your neighbors green with envy!
Save the bees! And, the lady bugs and the butterflies! We understand that there are some insects that just need to be destroyed, but spot-applying a pesticide in your garden is healthier for your family and our environment than blanketing your yard with a toxic spray.
Dispose of it! (Safely)
Did you know that just one gallon of used motor oil can contaminate 1,000,000 gallons of water? Dispose of all unwanted automotive fluids at an LA Sanitation SAFE Center. SAFE Centers are located throughout Los Angeles and are conveniently open on weekends.
So, which watershed moment caught your attention? It’s time for you to discover it!