Becoming a River Star Home is not hard. It just takes
awareness and a willingness to help the river environment. In fact, you
may already be a River Star Home based on things you're already doing in
and around your home.
The River Does So Much for Us. It's Time to Return the Favor!
7 Easy Steps
- "SCOOP the POOP"
after our dogs. When pet waste washes
into the river, bacteria levels make swimming unsafe.
- REDUCE FERTILIZERS
on our lawns. Over - fertilized lawns
lead to algae blooms that choke river life.
- PROTECT STORM DRAINS
from grass clippings, leaves and oil.
Storm drains lead to the river. Even leaves add excess nutrients
that harm river life.
- NO GREASE IN SINK.
Pouring grease down the kitchen sink
can cause clogged drains, leading to sewer overflows - and raw
sewage in the river.
- HELP GEESE MIGRATE
by not feeding them. Overpopulations of
geese mean too much poop in the river - and unsafe swimming.
- PUMP OUT
boat sewage at proper facilities. When
boats dump directly into the river, it adds to unswimmable
- DON'T FLUSH MEDICINES.
Treatment facilities can't remove
medicines from sewage. Keep them out of the river by following safe
If you're already doing-or
agree to do-the steps above, you can be a River Star Home. It's free!
It's easy! Simply sign up below. You'll receive a beautiful yard flag, a
decal and a welcome packet.
Sign up now to become a
River Star Home!