Minnesotans are staying at home for two weeks in hopes of slowing the spread of COVID-19 throughout our communities. However, as the spring sun shines and the snow melts away, many are taking advantage of an important exception to the rule and enjoying a walk in their neighborhoods.
Natural debris and litter are major sources of pollution in local lakes and streams. As the snow banks melt and frozen pollutants emerge, spring rains wash them into storm drains that feed directly into nearby waterways. Neighbors who make the simple commitment to pick up around their homes find that the results quickly add up.
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