The Improved Winter Maintenance: Good Choices for Clean Water DVD was created to help individuals understand the impacts of winter maintenance on our waters and provide information on improved practices to reduce environmental impacts.
Did you ever think about what happens to the thousands of tons of salt that is applied to roads, parking lots and sidewalks in winter? Most of it ends up in our lakes, rivers, streams and wetlands. As a result, clean water in the Twin Cities is in jeopardy.
Watch this 15-minute video to learn a few easy things about tools, techniques and products that you can use to keep your driveways and sidewalks safe AND protect our waters. No salt, or very little salt, is needed if you've done a good job of snow removal. With good choices, winter maintenance will become easier for you and help protect our water resources.
To watch it now, visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qc8Y-_Nmfmo . Or go to YouTube.com and type in mwmovideo or Improved Winter Maintenance Good Choices for Clean Water.
About the Mississippi Watershed Management Organization
The Mississippi Watershed Management Organization is one of about three dozen watershed organizations in the Twin Cities Metropolitan Area. Its boundaries include the Mississippi River as it runs through Minneapolis, as well as the land that drains to the river. The MWMO contains portions of the cities of Lauderdale, Minneapolis, St. Anthony, and St. Paul. The final member of the MWMO is the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board.
For a copy of the DVD or more information contact the Mississippi Watershed Management Organization (MWMO) at 612-465-8780 or visit http://www.mwmo.org/.
To learn more about best management practices (BMPs) for application of road salt visit www.pca.state.mn.us/roadsalt
Mississippi Watershed Management Organization (MWMO)
2522 Marshall Street NE
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55418-3329