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Stormwater Solutions

Boy holding up trash he removed from creekYoung volunteer helps clean up Black Creek.
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There are many ways you can help improve Deer Creek (or any other) Watershed:

Other Volunteer Opportunities

The Great Rivers Missouri Master NaturalistsMissouri Stream Team, Open Space Council, and St. Louis Master Gardeners recruit volunteers for watershed stewardship events.

Other stormwater management resources include:

Lawn and Yard Care

Stream Care Guide for Streamside Landowners
Use this guide to both assess the health of waterways around your property and learn the best ways to keep them healthy.

Lawn Reform
Great information about regionally appropriate lawn species, organic and low-water care of all lawns, and examples of gardens with less lawn or even no lawn at all to inspire homeowners, as well as owners of larger properties.

The Benefits of Urban Trees
Trees within our urban areas improve water quality and decrease flooding.