Do a web search for “watershed” and browse through the information you find or contact any local watershed organizations to find out more and help out.
For instance… turn off running water while brushing your teeth. Or, wait until a storm passes to take a shower so the stormwater system isn't overloaded.
Household Waste Disposal
Items such as batteries and toxic chemicals are commonly found in homes. Look for local events for proper disposal methods or contact your municipality.
Create a Rain Garden
Instead of an island/mound in your yard…create a rain garden in which to direct water. Rain gardens can be a attractive addition to your landscaping.
See if you can incorporate other features (native shrubs, butterfly gardens, etc.) that can reduce your manicured lawn…and the amount of mowing time.
The root structures near water help to keep soil in place and the trees provide shade to help keep temperatures low for aquatic life and other habitat.