Water Quality & Lawn Care

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Contact

Julia Peterson
Extension Program Leader
Coastal Communities Extension Specialist
julia.peterson@unh.edu
(603) 862-6706


Green Grass & Clear Water outreach materials help community members and municipal leaders throughout New Hampshire protect water quality in local waterways by providing tips about pollution prevention for residents and stakeholders. These outreach materials are designed to help local communities meet U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) stormwater permit requirements as part of the MS4 program for some NH municipalities.

Some lawn care practices create local water quality problems. Excess nutrients (including nitrogen and phosphorus found in fertilizers) that run off our properties into nearby waterbodies can trigger harmful algal blooms. It's possible to have a healthy, green lawn that is both attractive and safer for the environment. Many of us enjoy the time we spend working on our lawns and are willing to try new practices as long as our lawns continue to look good. The materials on this page share simple and easy home lawn care tips, customized for northern New England, that can lead to Green Grass & Clear Water.


Customizable Documents for NH Municipalities (MS4 Outreach):

Customizable Flyer

This customizable flyer (8.5" x 11") has a designated area on the front, upper right corner for NH towns to add a short message or town logo. Download this file and open in PowerPoint to customize.

Download customizable flyer.

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Customizable MAILER

This customizable mailer (6.5" x 9") has a designated area on the back for NH towns to edit the standard message and add their town's logo. Download this file and open in PowerPoint to customize. The mailer is an approved size for "Every Door Direct Mail" USPS service.

Download the customizable mailer.

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Customizable POSTCARD

This customizable postcard (5" x 7") has a designated area on the back for NH towns to edit the standard message and add their town's logo. Download this file and open in PowerPoint to customize.

Download the customizable postcard.

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Standard Documents for General Outreach and Information:

STANDARD FLYER

This standard flyer (8.5" x 11") is a PDF file designed to be used as-is without customization.

View the standard flyer.

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STANDARD MAILER

This standard mailer (6.5" x 9") is a PDF file designed to be used as-is without customization.

View the standard mailer.

thumbnail image of the Green Grass and Clear Water flyer

STANDARD POSTCARD

This standard postcard (5" x 7") is a PDF file designed to be used as-is without customization.

VIEW the standard postcard.

thumbnail image of the Green Grass and Clear Water postcard