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.