While rock salt reduces winter road accidents, it also has serious, negative effects on aquatic ecosystems. At high concentrations, salt can be fatal to some aquatic animals.
Montour Run has long been identified as having impaired water quality. Organizations have been working to improve this watershed for over 20 years. Read the latest on conditions in the watershed.
The practice of collecting fallen leaves and putting them in garbage bags is a waste of resources - both on behalf of homeowners and the environment. Using leaves as a resource rather than spending energy to haul them away will benefit your wallet, your yard and the environment.