Good fishing starts with clean water, and clean water starts at home. Before you head out this weekend to catch your first big lunker of the season, remember these clean water habits that improve the quality of your local lake...
Good fishing starts with clean water, and clean water starts at home. How can that be? Well, the stormdrain on the street in front of your house drains directly to the nearest pond, lake, or wetland through underground stormwater pipes. Anything entering those pipes drains directly to the neighborhood pond. If a substance ends up on the street, it can be washed into the nearest stormdrain with the next rain. Even seemingly harmless or natural substances like leaves, grass clippings, and aquarium fish can have huge negative impacts. Follow these clean water habits to keep the fish happy:
- Never dump anything down the stormdrain.
- If you spill something on the street or driveway (grass clippings, fertilizer, etc.), clean it up and dispose of it properly.
- Consider putting in some clean water landscaping like raingardens or native plant gardens (www.BlueThumb.org)
We all live on lake shore. What you do at home matters.