In Your Community
Be Active in Your Community
In addition to joining an organization and incorporating this guidebook
into your daily life, you can also encourage your community to help
in the restoration of the Rouge River. Below are a few suggestions
on how your community can become involved in the restoration process.
Erosion from construction sites and new development is a
major source of pollution to the Rouge. Although county government
usually has the authority to control erosion, local governments
and citizens can help prevent this type of pollution. Encourage
your local officials to better monitor and control soil erosion
on new developments where large parcels of land are left exposed
for periods longer than 2-3 months. If you notice large amounts
or erosion from a site, contact your local municipality.
Pet Care and Animal Waste
Encourage local officials to use signage around local ponds
and rivers asking residents not to feed the ducks and geese.
Household Hazardous Waste
If your community doesn't have a household hazardous waste
drop-off site, contact your local officials and tell them you would
like your community to start a household hazardous waste program.
Enlist your neighbors! The more interested residents are in initiating
a program, the more likely it will be started.
Encourage local service stations to accept used motor oil
and antifreeze from area residents. All Valvoline Instant Oil Change
locations will accept used oil.
For the nearest location, call 1-800-FASTCHANGE.
For additional information about the Rouge
River, call the Rouge River Information Line at (888)
For information on the Wayne
Illegal Dumping Reward Program follow this link.
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