|The river is a little too well
fertilized, and most of us can take steps to help solve this
problem every day.
Nutrient overload is one of the biggest threats
to the Assabet River's water quality and biodiversity. Residents
of the watershed can do a few little things that collectively
make a big difference.
Check out our nutrient education pages to see how
you might be able to help improve conditions in the Assabet or whatever
watershed you live in.
Automatic Dishwasher Detergents
OAR's automatic dishwasher detergent campaign has
educated thousands of watershed residents on how to make their daily
chores a lot more river-friendly. Click
here to go to detergents home.
Stream-Smart Lawn Care
Find out how to make the most of your lawn care
dollars (and efforts) and improve the quality of our lakes, streams
and rivers. Click here to go to lawn care
Find out how to help your pets do their part to
keep the waters clean. Click here to go
to pet waste home.
To learn about more OAR programs that target the
Assabet's issues, check out OAR Programs.
OAR's nutrient education projects were funded by
grants from the National Park Service and the Massachusetts Executive
Office of Environmental Affairs. We would like to thank the Middlesex
Conservation District for providing substantial assistance and support
in the developement of the lawn care materials.