People who live in La Vista are being asked to help with the revitalization and repair of the Thompson Creek watershed and help their gardening in the process.
The goal of a new program is to reduce the volume of runoff, especially between 72nd and 84th Streets. You can help improve the quality of the creek by collecting water in rain barrels.
Mitch Beaumont, with the City of La Vista, says, "When rainwater washes over your soil, your gutters, or the cement, it's going to run down and catch all the pollutants in the streets and grass, and it's going to enter the waterways. By storing all that water in the rain barrels you stop all that pollution from going into the stream."
So as an incentive, the city will provide a 50-percent match on the cost of rain barrels up to $60.
If you’d like more information, call the program administrator at 402-331-4343.