Author: mbarrett

Spring Lawn Care and Water Quality

Giving your lawn some extra TLC this Spring? If you’re considering fertilizer, be sure to use a slow-release, non-phosphorus fertilizer (look for “0” as the middle number).  And as an alternative to fertilizer, consider scattering fresh grass seeds, aerating your soil, or planting some of the native shrubs you’ve seen. Compost is another good alternative … Continued

Bag your Leaves!

Spring is just around the corner!  We’ll all be starting our lawn clean-ups soon!  That means it’s a good time to remember that fallen leaves can clog catch basins and add too much organic material to our waterways all at the same time! Bag or compost your leaves, but do not rake them into the … Continued

Catch Basin Cleaning in Woburn

Ever wonder what the trucks in your neighborhood are doing? They’re cleaning out our storm drains to keep them working properly! And why is this important? Well, storm drains (also called catch basins) carry rain and run-off from our streets to the nearest water body lessen flooding in our neighborhood and keep trash, debris, and … Continued

Can the Grease!

  This holiday season, especially this year, we’re all home cooking more.  But please remember, all that cooking grease shouldn’t go down the drain.  Fats, oils and grease, also known as FOG, congeal in the sewer system and can cause sewer back-ups either in your home or someone else’s home.  Instead of pouring it down … Continued

Bag your Leaves!

As the leaves are falling now, it’s a good time to remember that fallen leaves can clog catch basins and add too much organic material to our waterways all at the same time! Bag or compost your leaves, but do not rake them into the street or dump them down storm drains! Blocking storm drains … Continued

Horn Pond Brook Restoration

The City of Woburn will present the Horn Pond Brook restoration design along with a green infrastructure feature to be installed near the Horn Pond boat ramp. Please come to share your questions and comments. Tuesday July 14, 2020 4:30-5:30 Online using the Zoom virtual meeting platform. Please register at tinyurl.com/HPB-Meeting.  Virtual meeting information will … Continued

Scoop the Poop!

Do Your “Doody” for Clean Water: Scoop the Poop! The weather is getting warmer and we’ve all been inside for a while.  Getting outside with your four-footed best friend is great for them and you, but please remember to clean up after them! You hate stepping in it. And fish hate swimming in it. Always … Continued

Spring Lawn Care and Water Quality

Giving your lawn some extra TLC during these days at home? If you’re considering fertilizer, be sure to use a slow-release, non-phosphorus fertilizer (look for “0” as the middle number).  And as an alternative to fertilizer, consider scattering fresh grass seeds, aerating your soil, or planting some of the native shrubs you’ve seen. Compost is … Continued

When the leaves lose their luster. Yard Waste Pick Up December 2-6, 2019.

Keep our rivers, lakes, ponds, and streams clean —  Bag Your Leaves! Bag or compost your leaves, but do not rake them into the street or dump them down storm drains! Blocking storm drains can cause flooding, and large amounts of leaves in our water can lead to an excess of decaying organic material in … Continued

Pool Water Drainage

This time of year, those of us with swimming pools are getting ready to close them, if we haven’t already.  However, it’s important to remember that it is not appropriate to simply run a drain hose out to the street.  This allows chlorinated water to enter our stormwater system and therefore our rivers, streams and … Continued