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Protect our rivers, lakes and springs
  • Use swales, which are wide shallow ditches that temporarily hold stormwater. Swales help prevent fertilizers, pesticides and sediments from flowing into nearby sinkholes, streams, rivers or lakes.
Photo of swale or depression running along a street
Swales in the front yard help prevent stormwater and excess fertilizer from flowing into the street and nearby rivers or streams.

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