Our Actions at Home
There are many ways in which residents can help at home to preserve the natural environment. Most of Lake Forest Park's pollution comes from:
Why Our Actions Make a Difference
Lake Forest Park offers an abundance of natural beauty and each day residents work hard to preserve it. In our busy, everyday lives, it is sometimes easy to forget that our individual actions at home make an impact on the community at large.
Every time you make the right choice to reduce chemicals at home or to visit a commercial car wash, your actions make a difference and ultimately positively influence your community. For more information go to: What You Can Do To Help the Environment.
In an effort to maintain a healthy ecosystem the City has a Wildlife Management Plan that provides the framework for human/wildlife coexistence. The program includes a regulatory element and a Wildlife Hazing Program that was developed by the Wildlife Taskforce in 2011 and approved by the City Council. The City also adopted a Wildlife Ordinance in an effort to maintain a healthy ecosystem.
Common Urban Wildlife Species
Lake Forest Park is home to a wide variety of wildlife that all play an important role in the ecosystem. The links below provide information about coexisting with these common species.
Wildlife Do’s and Don’ts
1. Keep your pets on a leash when outside of a securely fenced area.
2. Remove attractive food sources from your yard. This includes outdoor feeding devices when your pets are not actively eating. Securely cover your garbage and compost too. Also, collect fruit that has fallen from trees.
3. Keep your pets indoors and only allow controlled access to the outdoors (fenced yard and leashes). Never leave your pets outside from dusk until dawn. Be sure to provide them with shelter that protects from predation.
For more information visit Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife's Living with Wildlife website.