Water-smart Yards – Water Conservation Tip

Rain gardens reduce runoff by allowing stormwater to soak into the ground rather than flowing into storm drains and surface waters. Photo courtesy of Wisconsin Dept of Natural Resources.

Want to add to your properties’ curb appeal and protect Lake Champlain and other water ways? The Lake Champlain Committee encourages designing a water-smart yard that puts nature to work creating healthy lawns and gardens. Click on these links for resources and tips:

For more information on water-smart yards, visit http://epa.gov/watersense/spaces/outdoor.html.