The RSPT has released several fun and informative PSA's surrounding the health of our watershed, stormwater pollution prevention, and more. The (NO) Poop Fairy PSA is award winning, and our most popular video to date.
The (No) Poop Fairy has a fall focus!
He's not just focused on your pet waste, the (No) Poop Fairy is also dialed in on your fall yard waste. Learn a poop-ton more about those falling leaves and where you do (and don't) want them to end up as you care for the health of our streams, lakes, and Leonard.*
*Leonard was not harmed in the filming of this PSA.
The No Poop Fairy talks mowing and lounging!
Improving the health of the watershed can sometimes be hard work. Or, if you want, it can be WAY LESS WORK! The No Poop Fairy gives you a heads up on how you can mow less, lounge more, and help the watershed with a few different plant options. Kick back and enjoy this new PSA for 2022, so that you can kick back and do less work in 2023.
*A big thanks to the team at Prairie Restorations, Inc., for providing us with the native plants to help add the real roots to this PSA. Check them out at www.prairieresto.com.
The (No) Poop Fairy is back for 2021!
He's more than a single issue mythical being. He cares about everything that hits our streams and lakes; including your overflowing garbage!
Check out our newest PSA on keeping our region's waterways free of garbage pollution. You don't want to become an unintentional litterer.
No Poop Fairy PSA - 2018
Learn the importance of cleaning up after your pet in this fun PSA! If you haven't already, or just want to see the (No) Poop Fairy doing what he does best, check out the PSA that started it all!
Voted 2020 Best PSA/Commercial in the Northland by The Reader.
The Longest Yard PSA
It may not look like it, but your property is beachfront. At least, it is every time it rains. When it rains or snows, our streets & sidewalks behave like streams. They carry anything in their path (including yard waste, litter, chemicals, etc.) right on down to Lake Superior. Stormwater is not treated before it flows to our water sources.
Smart Salting PSA
Watch to learn how to use deicing salt in a way that reduces water pollution, while maintaining safety. The salt we apply each winter dissolves & disappears, but doesn't go away. Rather, it concentrates in freshwater lakes, streams, wetlands, & rivers. This salt is toxic to aquatic life!
Smart Salting Steps PSA - 2018
This Smart Salting PSA explains the impacts of applying salt. Too much salt can hurt your pets, your car, your wallet, & especially the environment. The salt we apply each winter dissolves & disappears, but doesn't go away. Rather, it concentrates in freshwater lakes, streams, wetlands, & rivers. This salt is toxic to aquatic life, & concentrations are on the rise.
Stormwater Bobbers PSA
Follow the stormwater bobbers as they take the path that any litter on the street would: down the storm drain and right into nearby lakes and streams. Stormwater is NOT treated before it joins waterways. Please help us keep our region's vital water sources pollution free by preventing stormwater pollution.
Not Just A Ditch PSA
This stormwater PSA explains how roadside ditches play an important part of the urban water cycle, and why it is crucial to keep them litter and pollution free. Maybe you've never noticed roadside ditches for what they are; they are just ditches after all, right? Wrong! Watch to learn more!
Yard Debris Disposal PSA
Did you know that yard debris in the street will end up polluting our streams? Please compost yard debris in your home compost pile, or bring to your local yard waste center. Never rake yard debris into the street! You can make a difference by ensuring our waterways stay clean and beautiful. Check out this PSA to learn more!
Another Watershed Moment - Fish & Friends
Protect our watershed; pease dispose of sediments properly, instead of sweeping it into the street. Otherwise, you're clogging up our lakes & streams with sediment & other gunk! You can make a difference by ensuring our waterways stay clean and beautiful. Check out this PSA to learn more!
Another Watershed Moment - Superior Stormwater
The Lake Superior watershed is one of the most beautiful areas in the world. Most stormwater drains directly into the lake, carrying pollutants with it. That means everything we do on the land impacts our water. Check out this PSA to learn how to protect our water!
Another Watershed Moment - Rubber Duckies
If stormwater pollution was rubber duckies, then it wouldn't matter what went down our storm drains. But it does, because stormwater pollution isn't rubber duckies. It's trash, oil, cigarette butts and pet waste flowing untreated to our lakes and rivers. That's not good for any of us, because we all live downstream. Help keep it clean!
Another Watershed Moment - Rex's Reminder
Rex the dog & his owners spend a lot of time in their yard. Sometimes he has to remind them that grass, leaves, & even pet waste don't belong in our lakes in streams. It's important to pick up pet waste & mulch leaves to make sure we have clean water for years to come. Check out this PSA to learn more!
A Soapy Situation PSA
Washing your car can be a fun summer chore, but if soapy water runs into the stormwater system , it negatively impacts local water quality. Stormwater is not treated, so anything that goes in, exits directly into a lake or nearby stream. Instead, wash your car on the lawn, or treat yourself to a car wash. Check out this PSA to learn more!