Environmentalists seek summer ban on lawn fertilizer12/08/09 Robert Lorei
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Some local governments are trying to ban lawn fertilizing in the summer months. Runoff from lawns pollutes the bays, rivers , streams and lakes. Tomorrow, the Hillsborough County Environmental Protection Commission will discuss the issue in a workshop.
Joining us now, Phil Compton, Regional Representative in the Sierra Club Florida Regional Office and Cathy Harrelson, chair of the Sierra Clubâ€™s Coastal Task Force.
Tampa Bay Estuary Programâ€™s model recommendations went to all local governments in Hillsborough, Manatee & Pinellas over a year ago. So far, Gulfport and St. Petersburg have passed ordinances consistent with the recommendations. No other municipality has â€œjumped the gunâ€ yet to pass its own; they are impatiently abiding by requests from the counties to wait for county action.