Urban Fertilizer Ordinance –Keep Fertilizer Out Of Our Water!

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The following important meeting will send a message to the  commissioners who will pass on this ordinance.  Thanks to Merrillee Malwitz-Jipson, Sierra Club Organizer for sending this.  Sierra Club is busy trying to get the new urban ordinances as restrictive as possible to help keep nitrates and phosphates from our surface and ground water.

Comments by OSFR historian Jim Tatum.
-A river is like a life:  once taken, it cannot be brought back-


Trying to get the word out, on this meeting on Thursday, far and wide as there are more than 1,000 named lakes in Lake County. The lakes cover 200 square miles of our 1,156 square mile county. The Clermont Chain is comprised of 15 lakes which range from 20 to 3,634 acres.

Water quality matters!

Need your attendance at fertilizer ordinance meeting for Keep Lakes Beautiful Advisory Committee in Tavares, Thurs. June 29 at 9 am.

 We can win this one for clean water.

You can help strengthen the Lake County Urban Fertilizer Ordinance by attending the Keep Lakes Beautiful Advisory Committee meeting this Thursday at 9 am in Tavares, FL.

The KLB Advisory Committee wants to hear from you!

Date:  Thursday, June 29, 2017
Time:   9 am
Location:   Lake County Board of County Commission (BCC) Chambers
County Administration Building
315 West Main Street,
Tavares, FL

Last month Lake County passed a weak ordinance, but the County Commission voted to come back to re-address the ordinance in 6 months.  It is up to us to make sure the KLB sends the County Commission the right message:

  1. Seminole County did the right thing.  Lake County needs a strong ordinance too.
  2. A strict rainy season application ban on Nitrogen and Phosphorus is the backbone of a strong ordinance.
  3. No exemptions for certified applicators.
  4. Lake County waterways need at least a 15-foot fertilizer-free zone.
  5. Lake County needs a requirement for at least 50% Slow Release Nitrogen.

You will get 3 minutes during public the comment period to give the committee your 2 cents!  Or you can just come and listen.  We will have a sticker you can wear to show your support for a stronger ordinance.

See you there!

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