Monday, September 29, 2014

Rex makes a visit at the Cause for Paws event

Rex made an appearance this month at the Cause for Paws event.  If you'd like Rex to visit an event let us know.  Rex reminds people to Scoop the Poop.  Speaking of Scoop the Poop we hope you will attend our Protect Our Waters Fun Fair on October 6.  One of the game stations will be on Scooping the Poop  (Fake poop - no smell ...).  Erica from the front office will be running the station. 

Way to go to the Douglas County Humane Society.  Raising funds for finding homes for homeless pets.  A much-needed new shelter is on its way to being built off Highway 2 near the east entrance to Superior. 

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Microplastics in Oceans and the Great Lakes Presentation

We invite you to attend a presentation by local researcher  Dr. Lorena Rios Mendoza, UWS professor.

Microplastics in Oceans and the Great Lakes

Sept 17
6:30 p.m.
Superior Public Library

Monday, September 8, 2014

Sept 18 (Thursday) film showing of Waterlife - the epic journey of water

Come watch the full length film showing of Waterlife - the epic journey of water on Thursday, Sept 18 at 6:30 p.m. at the Superior Public Library. This is part of National Pollution Prevention Week.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Keep grass clippings in check

Mowing the lawn is part of urban life around here. And the product of mowing? Grass clippings!! Often times grass clippings are left on the lawn, which is the preferred “disposal” method (grass clippings equal one application of nitrogen per year, reducing fertilizer needs). But, some of the excessive clippings inevitably find their way onto impervious surfaces such as driveways, sidewalks and streets. When a rain storm hits, all those clippings will travel to a storm drain and will result in something that looks like this:

To avoid your neighbors calling the authorities wondering what that creepy green stuff that is polluting the waters and killing the fish, sweep up your clippings! Grass clippings have nutrients that contribute to algae growth and eutrophication of water bodies. Thus, leaving your grass clippings on driveways, sidewalks, etc. for the rain to carry it away is just like pouring fertilizer directly into the water.
Don’t do it! 

Compost those clippings!