Donate to Support A Moratorium on Lawn Fertilizers That Contribute to Algal Blooms in Suffolk County’s Waters

This campaign began last October as a local moratorium in Sayville on lawn fertilizers and pesticides. Soon, other towns on The South Shore joined in. Now, we have draft legislation to ban quick release water soluble lawn fertilizer in Suffolk County so that after a good rain the fertilizer doesn't end up washing into our ponds and streams, and then into The Great South Bay, as well as into The Peconic, Moriches, Shinnecock, and Mecox Bay, or into Georgica Pond, or Lake Ronkonkoma, or into the Carlls, Connetquot, Patchogue, Carmen, or Forge River. This proposed law is meant to protect all our waters. Please help us win the battle, for the sake of Suffolk's environmental future!
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What began last October as a call for local moratorium on fertilizers and pesticides in Sayville, started by the high school’s 260 freshmen, has been taken up by communities all along The South Shore, and has further morphed into potential legislation in Suffolk County that would make a difference for all our waters.

We have been speaking before boating clubs, girl scout and boy scout troops, before civic associations and local business groups, at libraries and schools. We are producing a video on this issue, to be aired starting April 1st, when homeowners are allowed by law to put lawn fertilizer down again.

Contact us at: [email protected] if you want us to come speak to your community.

For those that use lawn fertilizer, we implore you please do not use any lawn fertilizer that has a nitrogen content of more than 10 percent, and that is more than 50% water soluble.  That is what we want the new law to stipulate.  Also, for the sake of the future and our local ecologies, please avoid pesticides. We kill the bugs, what happens to the birds, the fish, and, well, us?   To learn how to go organic on your lawn, watch the video above, or visit The Perfect Earth Project, her org, for more information.    You can also reference these cards on organic lawn care and pesticides:

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Finally, please support our campaign. Your pond, river and bay depend on it. The fish, shellfish, birds, amphibians and reptiles we share this island with need your protection. We are speaking on their behalf, and ultimately ours.