Green Bay is perched amid the Great Lakes, which hold 1/5 of all surface freshwater on our planet. With water scarcity and pollution becoming a global issue, caring for our freshwater is more important than ever. Here in Northeast Wisconsin, we need an all hands-on deck approach to caring for our area waters. Here are a few ideas about what can you do to #LoveGreenBay.
Join the Fox River Cleanup
Sign up to help clean up the Fox! The Fox Wolf Watershed Alliance hosts an annual Fox River Clean-Up. This family-friendly event features lunch, music, prizes, educational booths and more. Learn more
Build a Rain Garden
Having a rain garden in your yard is a simple and beautiful way to conserve water (which means lower water bills!), provide a habitat for butterflies, and prevent pollutants from entering our waterways! Find out how
Did you know that washing your car on your lawn, and picking up pet litter are two simple things you can do to help prevent urban runoff from polluting the Bay of Green Bay? Storm water drains – those are the drains you see in the gutters along the street -- run directly into nature, out to our waterways. Car grease, manure, and fertilizer are best trapped before they reach our waterways. Prevent pollution of the Bay
Love Your Pipes!
The drains in your home aren’t something you think about each day; yet dumping certain items down your drain can result in sewer backups and costly repairs for both homeowners and sewer utilities. Learn how to love your pipes
Take a Photo & Tell Your Friends
Spread the word about what you're doing to prevent pollution and love the Bay! Take photos and share them at #LoveGreenBay!
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NEW Water is currently working on a pilot project in Silver Creek, which is part of the larger Green Bay watershed. Learn more about NEW Water's watershed improvement efforts.