Things You Can Do

Across the Watershed, residents are learning together and taking action to improve water and soil health in our communities.  The Eau Claire River Watershed Coalition invites you to join your neighbors and get involved!  Listed below are few things you can do.  And become part of the Watershed Coalition; we need all kinds of people with all kinds of skills and would love to hear from you!

We need your help!

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Residents & Homeowners

WHAT CAN YOU DO?
  • Use rain gardens and rain barrels to reduce runoff

  • Raise the mower height for deeper roots and improved infiltration

  • Minimize impervious surfaces to increase the infiltration of rainwater

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Waterfront Owners

WHAT CAN YOU DO?
  • Plant a natural vegetated buffer on the shoreline

  • Avoid the use of fertilizers on your lakefront lawn

  • Have your septic system inspected to ensure proper function

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Farmers & Land Managers

WHAT CAN YOU DO?
  • Use grassed waterways and vegetated buffers to trap sediment before it reaches water bodies

  • Minimize tillage to increase soil health and prevent soil erosion

  • Plant cover crops to keep soil in place all year and improve soil health

For questions regarding the Eau Claire River Watershed, contact West Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission or your County Land & Water Conservation office.