Wednesday, November 23, 2011

This Thanksgiving Spread the Word, Not the Fertilizer

With so much to give thanks for this November 24th, Clean Ocean Action is making sure to highlight one of this year's  great victories.  We are "Spreading the Word, Not the Fertilizer!"  Here's a note from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection:

The NJ Department of Environmental Protection reminds everyone that as of November 15, residents cannot apply fertilizer to their lawns until next spring. 
Likewise, commercial applicators of fertilizer have until December 1 to complete their customer service cycle of late Fall fertilization.

Fertilizer cannot be applied onto lawns again until March 1st.

New Jersey's Fertilizer Law is a statewide initiative that was established as part of the Governor's 10-point action plan to protect and restore Barnegat Bay. It is  one of the most stringent fertilizer laws in the country and is designed to reduce the nitrogen and phosphorus loadings that can drain into New Jersey's surface and groundwater resources.

For more information about the new law and what you can do to help, go to

To learn more about the Governor's 10-point action plan to protect and restore Barnegat Bay, go to

New Jersey's fertilizer law is just one of many things we have to be thankful for this year, not least of which is the  deep blue sea we all enjoy so much.  Wishing you and all of your friends and family a happy and healthy Thanksgiving.

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