Water Quality Messaging Program for Lawn Care
Monday, July 27, 2015
Soil and Water Conservation District is currently partnering with City of
Columbus and Bluestem Communications to tailor water quality messaging for
interested landscaping and lawn care companies. By working together, we believe
we can improve water quality in central Ohio while helping proactive lawn care
companies receive the recognition they deserve from public agencies for taking
To increase our reach to residents in promoting good stormwater
practices at home. This
may include properly disposing of yard waste, mowing high, watering at the
right time, and using rain gardens and rain barrels to keep stormwater on
To reinforce, promote, and strengthen Best Management Practices (BMPs)
for company employees and their customers. Examples are the use of visual prompts like magnets
and stickers; commitments, and public recognition for practices such as
sweeping up lawn clippings and fertilizer from hard surfaces.
This opportunity is limited to
businesses operating primarily within the City of Columbus. If your company would benefit from
sharing successful best management techniques and practices; better
communication methods and tools for use with customers; recognition among
several public partner agencies; and free training and workshops, please
contact Sara Ernst at Franklin Soil and Water Conservation District by email at
firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone: 614-486-9613.
Soil and Water Conservation District is the county’s natural resource agency.
Its mission is to promote responsible land use
decisions for the conservation, protection and improvement of soil and water
resources by providing information assistance through effective partnering,
technical guidance and education.