September Pledge-of-the-Month:

This month you can protect our waterways by planting trees.

Trees are a first-line defense against stormwater pollution, catching enormous volumes of rain in their leaves, branches, and trunks. The runoff from one acre of paved parking generates the same amount of annual runoff as 36 acres of forest. Learn more about how trees use water at Clear Choices Clean Water.

Help protect and conserve our water by planting native trees such as Oaks, Serviceberrys, and Dogwoods. Oaks are hosts to many wildlife species and provide shade for your home.

  • Contact an HEC Green Business to get professional guidance on trees for your yard
  • Take the CCCW Pledge