Win $20 in Chamber Bucks during an Eau Claire Express Home Game
Rain to Rivers of Western Wisconsin is focused on educating citizens about the damaging effects of stormwater and what we can do to improve water quality in the region.
Simply read the 5 steps below you can take to keep area waters clean and encourage others to do the same. Just for taking the time to read and share these steps (you promise to share...right?) you can win $20 in Chamber Bucks that can be spent at over 400 member businesses in the Chippewa Valley.
After reading this page, use the form below to provide us with an email or phone number to contact you and we'll draw one winner at the end of each Eau Claire Express weekend home game in June and July. All you need is a matching ticket stub from the game to redeem your prize if you are chosen as the winner.
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1. Conserve Water: Keep Your Rain
Maximize infiltration in your yard by directing rainwater away from paved areas. Plant a rain garden filled with deep-rooted grasses and wildflowers to maximize water absorption into the ground. If you don't have a rain garden, aim downspouts to grassy areas or into a rain barrel.
2. Be a Pooper Scooper
You can flush pet waste down the toilet, bury it 4-6 inches deep in the yard, toss it in the garbage, or dispose in a specially designed composter. Do not put it in your vegetable garden or compost that will be used for your garden.
3. Keep Leaves & Grass Clippings out of the Gutter & Storm Drains
Use leaves and/or grass clippings as mulch, or add it to a compost pile. Clippings and leaves can also be tilled directly into gardens or flowerbeds. If you live in a city or village, check your community's website to find out when the next leaf, brush and grass clipping pick up is happening.
4. Don't Overfeed your Lawn
Test your soil before buying and applying fertilizer to your lawn. Most lawns don't need phosphorus, so don't pay for something you don't need. You can tell if a fertilizer is P-free by looking at the middle number. Zero means that it does not contain phosphorus. After fertilizer application, you should sweep excess fertilizer off the driveway and street.
5. Use a Proper Container for Trash & Recyclables
Don't put trash into the street or gutter where it can be washed into the storm sewer system and then to local waterways.