HOW YOU CAN HELP:
Contribute To Our Conservation Projects:
Help ZWF protect wildlife.
HELP US BETTER OUR ENVIRONMENT:
Simple every day actions can make a big difference!
BE SMART WITH WATER!
In your garden:
Use drip irrigation to minimize evaporation.
Reduce the watering schedule for your landscaping.
Use mulch around your plants to keep moisture in.
Purchase native, drought-tolerant plants.
Swimming Pool: Cover your pool whenever you’re not using it. An uncovered, medium-sized pool loses from 1/4 to 1 inch of water each day through evaporation, depending on temperature, humidity levels, and wind conditions. A pool can lose from 200 to 450 gallons of water each week.
In the bathroom:
Take short showers.
Turn the water off while brushing your teeth.
Use a low-flow showerhead.
RECYCLE YOUR WASTE…
Recycle aluminum cans, glass, and paper products.
Compost kitchen waste and yard trimmings—learn about the power of “greens, browns, water, and air.”
No paper, no plastic—use your own reusable grocery bags for shopping.
Save a tree, get rid of junk mail! The average adult receives 41 pounds of junk mail each year.
Do not let your excess paint, oil, or chemicals run down the street into storm drains, as that will contaminate waterways and oceans.
REDUCE THE THREAT OF INVASIVE SPECIES!
The spread of non-native species has greatly impacted native populations around the world. Invasive species compete with native species for resources and habitat.
They can even prey on native species directly, forcing native species towards extinction.
Another way to reduce the threat of invasive species is to incorporate native plants in your garden and to welcome native animals into your yard.