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Minnesota's water resources are our State's treasures, and it is up to each of us to do our part to keep them clean and healthy.

Take a moment or two to browse these pages and learn a little more about how our every day actions, from proper lawn & pet care to raking up leaves and keeping trash where it belongs - can go a long way toward keeping our lakes, rivers and wetlands clean and healthy for generations to come. 

Most importantly: remember that streets connect to streams! Stormdrains pipe storm water (and the trash, leaves, grass clippings, pet waste and cigarette butts!) directly to your nearest water body - untreated! So please - don't feed the stormdrain!

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What is a Watershed?

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When talking about water, "watershed" refers to an area of land that drains towards a given river, lake or wetland... MORE>>

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If you are on a slower Internet connection, you can request this video as part of the "Water Down the Drain" CD-ROM from the Center for Global Environmental Protection at Hamline University.

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PDF icon Fall Tip Sheet
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PDF icon Lawn Care Article
PDF icon Watershed/Lawn Care Quality
PDF icon Storm Drain Stenciling Guide
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Related Information

Click on the links below to learn a little more about how storm water runoff can pollute rivers, lakes and streams.

Storm Water Pollutants
Hard Surfaces
Water Resource Clip Art


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