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Sunday, August 7, 2022

Something to think about the next time you fertilize your lawn


    That green lawn that you value so much has caused our local lakes to be unusable during the later summer months.  Centennial Lake has been closed to boaters for a couple of weeks because of an algae bloom.  Those things happen because of the fertilizer used on local lawns.


This type of thing doesn't just happen to our local lakes but also impact lakes as large as a Great Lake like Erie shown below.

   These are the dangerous impacts of algae blooms:

  • Direct exposure to algae. Harmful algal blooms sometimes create toxins that are detrimental to fish and other animals. ...
  • Dead zones and hypoxia. Nutrient pollution can create dead zones - areas in water with little or no oxygen - where aquatic life cannot survive. ...
  • Acid rain. ...
  • Air pollution.

Something to think about when you admire your green lawn.



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