This new committee enhances public awareness of watershed problems by educating the community about pesticide and fertilizer regulations so they will make sure these substances don’t end up in our streams and eventually the Bay. The committee will raise awareness about the benefits of reducing the amount of land devoted to monoculture lawns, which require abundant watering, pesticides and fertilizer for maintenance. It will also educate the community about rain gardens, rain barrels, the use of native plants in yards, the reuse of leaves for mulch and compost and other measures that will improve the environment and slow storm water runoff and erosion.
The committee will recommend projects to the River Hill Village Board that could enhance the village while helping to slow storm water runoff.
If you are interested in joining one of RHCA’s committees, please contact the appropriate chairperson, liaison, or Susan Smith, Village Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-531-1749.