Theme: Leaves
Timeline: September – November

Leaves that find their way onto our sidewalks and streets can clog storm sewers, causing standing water. In addition, the leaf litter increases nutrients in our rivers and streams, which can cause excessive algae growth.

New Resources

Blog Posts

Garden Refresh: How to Clean Up Your Native Garden This Fall

Maintain Your Septic System to Save Money and Protect the Environment
Where Leaves Go After They’re Collected

Past Seasonal Outreach Materials

Blog Posts

Newsletter Articles (summarized versions of blog posts)


Social Media Posts

Let us know how we can customize these posts for you with your logo or specific leaf collection information (such as dates or pickup zones)! Email Lea Rodbarry, Watershed Communications Specialist, at lrodbarry@theconservationfoundation.org.

Enrich Your Soil with Fall Leaves and Leaf Mold

Fall Leaf Collection Protects Rivers and Streams
Where Do Dragonflies Go in the Winter?
Pool Discharge
The Connection Between Leaves and Water Quality

This Fall, Use Leaves as a Resource

The Effects of Leaves on Storm Drains

Leaf Collection Reminder Posts

Fall Seasonal Campaign Checklist

Use this checklist as a reminder to utilize our outreach materials and to facilitate reporting of MS4 Public Education and Outreach requirements.

<< Click to go back to all season campaigns.

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July 15
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