Fall Clean Lake Tip

Don't let nutrient-rich leaves go down the drain. Photo by morguefile.com.

Help keep our waters clean by sweeping or raking leaves away from roadways. Piles of autumn leaves can become part of the stormwater flow into the lake. Rake up any leaves you see collecting on sidewalks, driveways, and roadways near your house. Once they're off hard surface areas and on your lawn, mulch them them with a few passes of the lawnmower so the nutrients left in the leaves go back to your lawn instead of into the lake.