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Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy
The Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy is pleased to announce that Bemus Point resident Christy Verbosky is the winner of their Leave the Leaves Fall Giveaway. Christy has received a mulching lawn mower, courtesy of Everydays True Value in Jamestown.
The contest encouraged people to mulch their leaves this fall instead of bagging them or piling them at the curb. Mulching leaves provides nutrients to feed lawns, reducing the need for fertilizer. Leaves left on the curb can wash into storm drains or local waterways, providing the excess nutrients that fuel nuisance plant and algae growth, which interferes with boating, fishing, and swimming fun next summer.
The CWC offers free technical assistance to landowners who wish to make watershed-friendly improvements to their properties. Interested landowners can call the CWC at 716-664-2166 or email email@example.com.
The CWC would like to thank Everydays True Value and SlickText for partnering with them in this contest.
The Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy is a local not-for-profit land trust and watershed education organization that works to protect water quality through the conservation of lands that store, filter and deliver clean water to the county’s lakes, streams, and drinking water supplies. To sign up for CWC’s e-news club, visit chautauquawatershed.org or Facebook.com/chautauquawatershed.