The Water…Do Your Part outreach campaign identifies simple things we can do to keep our rivers and streams healthy. Check out the local resources and Do Your Part!
Fall Lawn Care Tip of the Month
Prepare your lawn for winter by slow-release fertilizing your cool season grasses in September, October, and November using a 3:1:2 N-P-K ratio.
This is also a great time to use a dandelion pulling tool to remove them by the roots.
Don’t forget to aerate and de-thatch; this keeps grass roots healthy. Use an aerator that allows plugs to go out onto the lawn and leave them lie.
Sweep fertilizer from walkways to keep it from washing into the storm system which leads to our local streams.
Metro’s Online Calendar
Metro’s online calendar shows a full listing of all Metro natural gardening events sponsored by Do The Right Thing, plus other natural gardening events from around the region.
Natural gardening videos and how-to resources
Get tips from Metro’s natural gardening expert, download gardening guides and publications, watch videos and discover more great resources for learning to garden without harmful chemicals.
Shopping guides for gardeners
Discover new resources for gardeners including reviews of lawn and garden products in the Grow Smart, Grow Safe guide and $5-off coupons for natural supplies and plants at 38 local retailers.
Washington Department of Ecology: Spill Line: (360) 407-6300
Oil Spills (Toll Free): 1-800-OILS-911
City of Vancouver Water Resources Protection: (360) 487-7130
City of Vancouver Operations Center:
City of Vancouver After Hours Emergencies
(After 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday or Weekends): (360) 693-9302