Birdwatching isn’t exactly what comes to mind when you think of Friends Hospital and the property around it, but Saturday marked another Love Your Watershed event with the Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed, drawing nature-lovers and environmentalists to the property for a tour.
Participants left with a flier full of ideas for incorporating eco-friendly practices into their lives:
1. Install a rain barrel at your home to catch rainwater for your use. Rainwater can be used to water lawns and gardens.
2. During rain, avoid high water usage activities like washing dishes, flushing the toilet showering and laundry. Avoiding these activities will lesson the load on the sewer system and alleviate overflows.
3. In winter, use less salt on driveways and sidewalks. Instead use wood/coal ash or sand for traction
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