To The Editor:
As summer ramps up I'm hoping we all work to help keep our rivers as healthy as possible. Last year our neighbors dumped large amounts of leaves into the river which doesn't seem like a harmful thing since leaves fall in the river naturally. However, putting leaves and lawn waste in the river takes out oxygen and can hurt fish and other aquatic species habitat and spawning areas.
The spring fishing has begun and I have found fishing lines with hooks on the surrounding trees which could get caught up by wildlife. Using chemicals on lawns can get into the waterways and also poison the waters. On some lakes people are putting Roundup in to kill the weeds which has killed many of the fish. We should put nothing in our waterways.
Let's all be educated and responsible to take good care of the natural world we love here in Michigan.
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