09/25/17

Doo Good! Pick up Dog Doo. Protect Streams.

Dog doo is more than a nuisance! Dog poop is a major contributor to stormwater pollution.  Dog waste carries parasites and bacteria, like Giardia and E. coli, which washes into our streams.  Nutrients in dog waste like nitrogen and phosphorus act like fertilizer, growing algae and reducing oxygen levels, harming fish and other aquatic life. And it adds up! Bacteria… more »


08/08/17

Please Don’t Feed the Algae!

Lawn care, landscaping, and pest control products are major contributors to water pollution. Rain runs off lawns, rooftops, and paved areas, and picks up dirt, leaves, grass clippings, garden chemicals, pet waste, and other pollutants along the way. This polluted water flows into storm drains which lead directly to our creeks. Fertilizers and other nutrients in these pollutants can cause… more »


07/10/17

Summer is festival season!

Join H2O Jo and the Keep It Clean Partnership this summer at these family-friendly community events! Longmont’s Rhythm on the River – Friday and Saturday July 7 and 8, 2017 Lafayette Public Safety Day –  Wednesday, July 19, 2017 Boulder’s Summer Sundays on the Hill – Sunday, July 30, 2017 Great Erie Outdoor Adventure – Saturday, August 26, 2017 Superior Chili Fest – Saturday, September 9, 2017 more »


06/20/17

STASH THE TRASH

Each year, enough trash to fill 14,000 dump trucks is picked up along Colorado’s roadways; some trash can end up in our local waterways.  When it rains, trash from roads and parking lots washes into storm drains that lead directly to creeks and which can be harmful to birds, fish, and other wildlife. Here are some ways that you can… more »


05/22/17

Green is the New PiNK!

Excess nutrients, like Phosphorus, Nitrogen, and Potassium (P-N-K) from fertilizers, can enter our streams and cause too much plant growth.  Plants, like algae, can rob aquatic life, like fish and aquatic insects, of oxygen and might hurt them along the way! How did these extra nutrients get in our water you may ask? Through our storm drains! Follow these easy fertilizing tips… more »