This video, by Think Blue Maine and sponsored by the USEPA Clean Water Act, shows the harmful effects of a manicured lawn. Most of the time, the secret to a lush yard is harsh chemical fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides.
Using red devil duckies to simulate the negative impact on the water system and the animals living there, this short video is simple and direct. When it rains, the chemicals are washed down the street, then into storm drains, which empty into nearby lakes and rivers. Keep the duckies happy: mow the lawn at a higher length and leave the clippings to help filter the rain water, and try to use less chemicals.