Stop Using Fertilizers and Pesticides

Fertilizers contribute to algalblooms and pesticides poison indiscriminately. There are many ways to accomplish beautiful property landscaping without using these chemicals.

Key Messages:

1. The use of fertilizers and pesticides is altering Lake George and degrading its water quality.
2. Landscaping that focuses on using native plants, while minimizing grass lawn areas, eliminates the need for fertilizers and pesticides.
3. Herbicides, insecticides and other pesticides poison indiscriminately. They are lethal to many aquatic organisms and fish that the lake supports.
4. A pesticide label only identifies the hazards of the “Active” ingredients and does not list all the potentially hazardous “Inactive” ingredients in a product.

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