Compost yard waste instead of leaving it to be carried into waterways. The compost can be reapplied to your lawn or garden, saving you money.
Use fertilizers sparingly and not immediately before a forecasted rain.
Sweep grass clippings from the street, sidewalk and driveway back into the yard so they don't wash down the storm drains with the next rain.
Plant native grasses and plants over bare spots in your yard to help retain water.
Rake leaves in the fall in a timely manner and always dispose of them properly. This will help storm drains from clogging and pollution in stormwater. Never sweep or dump leaves in the street or storm drains.