Two years back, Save The Great South Bay was invited to become a member of the Fertilizer Workgroup for The Long Island Nitrogen Action …
Hiring a landscaper for 2018? Make sure they are being 'green' about it. Ask them to use a mulching mower so that the grass clippings can feed your lawn. That is the best food your lawn can have. Why have the clippings dumped in a landfill so that you have to throw expensive chemical fertilizers on it?
If you have pets or children, love nature and respect your neighbors, avoid pesticides. If you kill the bugs, you kill the soil. There will be fewer birds, amphibians. Pesticides also have a way of ending up in our drinking water and our bays, rivers and ponds. We are seeing a global collapse of insects, including the pollinators. Let's stop with the Roundup. There are natural ways of dealing with insects. Dragon flies, bats, and birds like Purple Martins are all voracious mosquito eaters. Take this route over Mosquito Squad. Your grandchildren will thank you.
What happens when one community decides to adopt organic lawn care practices? How does it change the health of the local waters and of the marine creatures in them? That is the question Sayville is about to try and answer.
Girl Scout Troop #217 (Bayport - Blue Point) is challenging their community to go green, to move away from pesticides and high nitrogen fertilizers, and make The Organic Lawn Pledge
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Organic Lawn care is crucial to protecting our drinking water, our groundwater, rivers, ponds and streams. Excess nitrogen is killing all our bays and contaminating our drinking water. Let's not be spreading it on our lawns.
Save The Great South Bay will help your community go organic and with that help your local waters
What is the water quality of your local pond, stream, or bay? How much are we contributing to water quality problems through what we put on our lawns? How can you make a difference in local conditions?
Sayville is the first village on The South Shore calling for a moratorium on pesticides and fertilizer. It will not be the last.
A number of local businesses in Sayville are joining the effort to launch a moratorium on lawn fertilizer and pesticides in order to bring back The Great South Bay.
The Cull House, The Sayville Library, and The Sayville Quad Cinema are three major local Sayville presences supporting the local moratorium on pesticides and non-organic lawn fertilizer.
Sayville, via the drive and inspiration of its freshman class, can become a test case; can we as a village stop using pesticides and high nitrogen fertilizer? Will that help our oyster harvests, and will an increase in the oysters help the bay?