Contact your local, municipality, community groups, environmental organizations or a non-government organisation about activities in your area.
Report illegal activity such as filling, clearing, or dumping in wetlands to government authorities.
Also, keep surfaces that wash into storm drains clean of pet faeces, toxic chemicals, fertilizers, and motor oil, which eventually wash into our wetlands, polluting them.
Plant only local species of trees, shrubs and flowers to keep the ecological balance of local wetlands.
If you make use of waterfront property with a shoreline or riverbank, use “living shoreline” techniques to stabilize the soil - a mix of plant roots, sand and stone instead of man-made structures.
Phosphates help algae grow, which can suffocate aquatic life.
Use paper and recycled products made from unbleached paper. Bleached paper contains toxic chemicals that can contaminate water.
Use non-toxic products for household cleaning, lawn and garden care. Never spray lawn or garden chemicals on a windy or rainy day, as they will wash into the waterways.