I was so fortunate to speak to Lake and Valley Garden Club members and community in Cooperstown NY. Among the many amazing projects to protect water quality in this community is the buffer strip the club designed and planted to capture and filter runoff from downtown Cooperstown before it gets into Lake Otsego. Really awesome!
I pledge to take care of my yard without synthetic pesticides, weedkillers and fertilizers except on rare occasions to resolve an infestation or to improve habitat for native plants and wildlife. I also pledge not to throw pharmaceuticals or chemicals down my drains or toilets.