Whether you know it or not, everything you do affects your watershed.
The water you use for drinking, cooking, cleaning or bathing was collected
in your watershed. Even activities that do not involve water such
as fertilizing your lawn, walking your dog or driving your car affect
the health of your watershed.
When water falls onto the land in your watershed, it begins its journey
toward a body of water. The water flows over streets and lawns and
through storm drains and picks up pollutants in its path. This might
be oil and grease left from a leaking car, or fertilizer and pesticides
from nearby yards. In the end, both the water and the pollution it
carries ends up in nearby streams and lakes, such as Brooker Creek
or Lake Tarpon.