I came across this program called 'River Hero Home' on the James River Association's website. I not only thought it was a fantastic concept, I thought its a project that was worthy of promoting. There are 3 easy steps on becoming a River Hero Home. First, you must utilize a river friendly practice. This can range from adding native plants to your landscaping, installing a rain barrel or planting a tree. Second, make a commitment to support the cause. Whether it is to cut down on the use of fertilizers, to pick-up your pet's waste, garden organically or aerate your lawn. And lastly, fill out an application to become a River Hero Home.
For more information and ideas regarding this wonderful designation please visit the James River Association's website.
Keeping the James River and surrounding waterways clean from storm water and pollution impacts the health of our local environment. Every conscious effort makes our communities better places to live and raise our families.