What practical advice does Johnny have for our viewers for doing a better job at conservation? Johnny feels a lot comes down to common sense and using good judgement. Think about what one puts into the creek. If using fertilizers, are you using more than is needed? Are those chemicals good for the water? Just good common sense and also reaching out to others. In Missouri they have the Missouri Department of Conservation, they are a great partner for landowners of any size. They will come and help and he thinks that's true in most states, whether called the Department of Natural Resources or the Department of Conservation. One can most likely find that information online relatively easily. In this project Johnny used other groups as well. One is called the White River Basin Partnership, it's a grassroots effort of people coming together that are concerned about water quality. They have guidelines and things all landowners can be mindful of. Just reach out and use common sense. Water is one of the most precious commodities we have. A lot of information is available but always remember it is a community effort. It's important that everyone become concerned about what is going on with our watersheds. And, not only what we put in, but as well, what we take out and for what purpose. We can minimize the use of water with a little common sense and caring. All of those things add up on the conservation front. Johnny does believe that people today are more concerned and aware about the environment than ever before in the history of the country. He believes that and feels it is a bright spot for the future of things like hunting and fishing and nature. That's important, people care.
By Stacey Hirvela, Proven Winners ColorChoice Flowering Shrubs,
Photographs courtesy of Proven Winners
Weather-wise, northerners may not have much of an advantage, but when it comes to selecting plants for the landscape, they certainly do. The entire system of plant recommendations in North America is based on plant hardiness - in other words, how much cold a plant can withstand without experiencing extensive damage or death.
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