There are many ways for you to get involved in conservation practices while increasing your knowledge of protecting and conserving our natural resources, soil, water, native plants, wildlife, and energy.
- Plant grass or other ground cover on bare soil to reduce soil erosion.
- Build a compost pile.
- Put mulch around trees and bushes.
- Plant a butterfly garden.
- Minimize the use of pesticides and fertilizers.
- Plant native plants that don't require watering.
- Don't cut lawns too short.
- Feed wild birds with plants and feeders.
- Learn about the wildlife around you and study wild plants.
- Set up a bird bath.
- Install a rain barrel.
- Divert runoff water.
- Stabilize an eroding gully.
- Turn off lights when not in use.
- Check for leaky faucets and fix them.
- Take showers instead of baths.
- Don't run water while brushing teeth.
- Improve home insulation.
- Upgrade heating and cooling for more efficiency.
- Plan car trips carefully to save gas.
- Walk or ride a bike instead of short car trips.
- Put trash where it belongs.
- Recycle glass, paper, metal and plastic.
- Dispose of hazardous wastes properly.
Please call the Davidson Soil and Water Conservation District and Natural Resources Conservation Service at 336-242-2075 to learn more about the many practices and concepts to help with conservation.