Properties near and along creeks that drain to Lake Whatcom, especially those with large areas of open lawn, have a special role to play in protecting water quality. Pipes and drains on your property may carry runoff from pollution-generating surfaces, such as lawns, driveways, and roofs, directly into the creek. Installing a water quality improvement can mitigate these impacts, creating a beautiful feature on your property that also works to clean up your site’s runoff. Improvements can be integrated into your existing landscape design without changing the way you use and enjoy your property. You don’t have to remove your lawn!
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