Conservation: What You Can Do - Outdoors

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Dinosaurs at the Zoo is open daily from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. through Labor Day, weather permitting.


  • Plant a garden. Enjoy the freshest kind of organic vegetables—the kind you grow yourself.
  • Use compost on your lawn, plants, and garden instead of commercial fertilizers.
  • Collect water off of your roof in a rain barrel—then water your lawn guilt-free.
  • Install drip hoses or low flow sprinkler heads to water your garden and plants.
  • Plant trees – they thrive on CO2 and produce oxygen.
  • Switch to a gas-free lawnmower.
  • Instead of using wood, build your deck out of recycled plastic composite that lasts longer and is maintenance free. You won’t have to paint your new deck—now or ever!
  • Use a rake rather than a leaf blower to gather leaves.
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