Individuals can take action to help reduce nutrient pollution and algae blooms! Here are a few simple ways that you can be proactive:

  • Maintain or restore streamside vegetation on your property
  • Use Trout Friendly practices when you landscape, like applying the proper amount of fertilizer
  • Pick up and properly dispose of pet waste
  • Select phosphate-free detergents, soaps, and household cleaners
  • Ensure that your septic system is functioning properly
  • Move animal feedlots and corrals away from streams
  • Use stormwater best management practices during construction
  • Advocate for science-based management decisions that protect rivers and streams in your community

More information on the Task Force website or visit the EPA website.