In honor of the recent snowfall in my area that sent many people shoveling, here are some do's and don'ts of snow removal.
-Do shovel more and use sand less.
Although it is great for traction, sand can lower air quality and clog sewers if used in excess.
-Don't use sand to melt ice; use environmentally safe ice melts instead.
Salt can increase the salinity in bodies of water if run down into them. It can also prevent plants from absorbing moisture and nutrients.
-Do stay away from using kitty litter for traction.
It doesn't melt ice, can affect vegetation, and is messy. Not a great solution.
The number one thing to remember is: stay safe. Watch out for black ice, frostbite, and other hazards that occur in this snowy weather.