Thousands of pounds of excess, algae-feeding nutrients enter our lagoon from improper fertilizer use.

BE LAGOON LOYAL.

Honor the summer fertilizer ban during our rainy season, which is June 1 – September 30. Heavy rains flush fertilizer off your grass and into our Lagoon! Herbicides, pesticides, fungicides and all other lawn chemicals can also be washed off your yard by rainfall or excess irrigation. These chemicals pollute the lagoon and can harm wildlife.

Prevent excess pollutants from entering the lagoon by choosing fertilizer with 0 Phosphorus and > 50% slow-release nitrogen.

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Choose 0 Phosphorous and at least 50% slow-release Nitrogen (unless N=0). Or go with native or Florida-friendly plants that don't need fertilizer.

Every year, thousands of pounds of pollutants enter our lagoon from grass clippings left in the street.

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Blow freshly mowed grass clippings back into your yard. It acts as organic fertilizer that is actually good for your lawn!

Thousands of pounds of pollutants enter our lagoon from stormwater runoff.

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Keep yard debris and clippings away from stormwater.

Washing vehicles over paved surfaceslike a parking lot or driveway allows dirt, oil, & fluids to wash into stormdrains & into the lagoon.

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Professional car washes collect and treat wash water. If you wash your car at home, use your lawn to filter and keep harmful grime and suds off the street and out of the lagoon. If your engine leaks, fix it immediately and clean up oil spills before it rains.

Thousands of pounds of algae-feeding pollutants enter our Lagoon from leaking septic tanks & sewer lines.

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Schedule a septic system checkup or sewer pipe inspection every 3-5 years.

When pet waste is left on the ground, pollutants & harmful bacteria wash into stormdrains & into the lagoon.

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Pick up your pet waste right away and place in your trash bin or flush it.

Restoration efforts can help offset the negative impact that excess nutrients have after entering the lagoon.

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Have some fun at a lagoon volunteer event!

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