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The Value of Water

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Pet Waste

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Be a doo-gooder and pick up the pet waste in your yard!


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We live in a beautiful region surrounded by water. It impacts everything from the food we eat to the fun we have as well as our economic livelihood. Our daily actions have a lasting impact and it's up to us to protect and restore our waterways. It takes a community of individuals making small changes to make a difference. Getting involved in the Bay Star programs is one way you can be part of the effort to protect our region's most defining natural resource, water.

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askhrgreen.org3 hours ago

😎Who’s ready for some warmer weather? Who’s ready to get outside? 🤚 Not only is working outside a great stress reliever, you also get a natural boost of Vitamin D. ☀️ And, bonus, when you clean up your outdoor areas, you’ll enjoy a wonderful sense...
askhrgreen.org1 day ago

🌬️Hurricane season officially begins June 1st, and because flood insurance has a waiting period of 30 days, consider this a reminder to look into it now if you haven’t already.
At, you’ll find a handy-dandy Flood Risk Calculator that allows...
askhrgreen.org6 days ago

🍺This holiday weekend may be a little different, what with social distancing and such.🍺

And if your backyard celebration includes beer with your burgers, we want to remind you that water—yes, plain, clear, clean water—is a vital part of your festivities.
askhrgreen.org1 week ago

🧤These days, there's a new kind of litter: Pandemic litter.🧤

And by that, we mean the used masks, gloves and wipes that have been tossed to the ground, littering parking lots, grocery store entrances and other public spaces.

askhrgreen.org1 week ago

🙈Stir crazy? Cabin fever? Get out in the yard and get your hands in the dirt! Time to spruce up the garden and make it much better.
MULCH better!
Did you know that mulch in your yard helps...
askhrgreen.org1 week ago

As our lesson plans draw to an end, we’ll be spending some time tying together the important environmental concepts students have learned the last eight weeks.

This week, we’ll take a look at habitats and biodiversity. We're all interconnected with the...