Keep It Clean

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Simple steps you can take at home to  prevent water pollution .

Take a Tour

Watershed Signage

Signage installed at Griggs, O'Shaughnessy & Hoover Reservoirs invites park visitors to  take a self-guided tour along the shoreline & learn about the green infrastructure installed there.

Rain gardens, porous pavement & more can improve the quality of storm water entering the reservoirs that supply our drinking water.

Non-point Source Pollution

Stormwater Runoff

Protect our Waterways
Illustration Courtesy of NCDENR

Protecting our Watershed

Egret in FloodplainsWe All Have A Hand in Water Protection - Highlights benefits of a clean watershed & smart choices we can all make to have a positive impact on water quality.

View the sign placed at  Hoover Reservoir or  Griggs 

Benefits of Watershed Protection Include:

  • Clean rivers for recreation
  • Erosion control & pollution prevention
  • Quality drinking water sources
  • Healthy streams & habitat for plants & animals

Weed ControlProtect Water Resources by Making Smart Choices:

  • Protect wetlands & other vital habitats
  • Manage nutrients & prevent contaminated runoff
  • Protect streams with healthy, natural buffers
  • Avoid development in floodplains
  • Minimize the use of lawn & garden chemicals
  • Wash vehicles in areas designed to capture detergents
  • Keep storm drains free from litter & polution


Visit  Keep It Clean to learn more simple steps you can take at home to prevent water pollution.