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Friday, 14 February 2014 07:25

Action! Hands Across the Commission

Written by  Team SCPA

UPDATE March 7, 2014, 6:45pm

A well-informed Board of County Commissioners voted unanimously on Thursday night to enact a stronger fertilizer ordinance, with a summer-time 4-month ban on fertilizer -- urged on by dozens of well-informed citizens, over the objections of fertilzer and lawn industry, who threatened 'we will fight you.' We congratulate -- and thank -- the Brevard County Commissioners for getting priorities straight, beginning with an impressive, well-informed, all encompassing introductory presentation by Mr. Ernie Brown, Brevard County Natural Resources.

Reports: 

Saving the Lagoon, commentary by Bob Serody, click here.

Florida Today's story by Jim Waymer, click here.

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Save the Indian River Lagoon Action!

5pm Thurs. March 6

HANDS ACROSS THE COMMISSION

Brevard County Commissioners are considering strengthening fertilizer ordinance.

Fertilizer and lawn chemical interests are lobbying hard to stop a strong ordinance.

A big show of public support will help a strong ordinance get passed, over expected objections.

Location:
County Commission Chambers at Viera Government Center, Bldg C, 2725 Judge Fran Jamieson Way, Viera FL 32940.

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What's this all about?

Lagoon pollution is fed by fertilizer runoff, poorly functioning septic tanks, sewage line failures, polluted drainage ditches and more. The easiest one to curtail is fertilizer and lawn chemical usage.

LINKS

Turf Grass and the Indian River Lagoon -- a healthy lagoon is a necessity; healthy turf grass is not:
http://www.scpaflorida.com/item/2824-turf-grass-the-lagoon

Seagrasses and the lagoon -- healthy seagrasses are imperative; healthy turf grass is not:
http://www.scpaflorida.com/item/2800-loss-of-eagrass-indian-river-lagoon

Sea grass gains good sign for Tampa Bay -- homeowners and others have adjusted for the Bay 
http://www.tampabay.com/news/environment/water/sea-grass-gains-signal-cleaner-future-for-tampa-bay/2110134

Green Sea Turtles in Indian River Lagoon, 50 to 70 percent are diseased:
http://inwater.org/projects/projects-overview/indian-river-lagoon/

Florida's Slime Crimes -- algae slimes our waters around the state 
http://www.sierraclubfloridanews.org/2012/07/new-link-to-florida-slime-crime-tracker.html
http://goo.gl/maps/uJEE
https://www.facebook.com/FloridaSlimeCrimes

Indian River Lagoon Call to Action, petition, sign up local businesses, neighbors:
http://mrcirl.org/pdf/IRL_Call_to_Action.pdf

Floridians Clean Water Declaration Campaign, as of Feb. 9 more than 6,000 petitions signed, add yours:
http://www.wewantcleanwater.com/

Be Floridian -- Tampa Bay estuary program provides lawn care tips and more:
http://www.befloridian.org/

On Fertilzer Ordinances

http://www.scpaflorida.com/item/2805-on-fertilizer-ordinances

 

 

For many informational items on this topic, see:
http://www.scpaflorida.com/environment

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Compiled by Team SCPA with input from multiple sources

 

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