Fertilizer Fight: 55 groups pen letter to governor to veto fertilizer study, protect water

Nitrogen and Phosphorous can make your lawn beautiful, but they also feed blue-green algae and kill seagrass, critical to marine life in our waterways. Environmental groups want the governor to veto a plan they say will hurt local ecosystems.

“That would over-nutrify the waters as the rains flow off into our waterways and create algae blooms and many other things, so bad for the water,” explained Mark Perry, the Executive Director & CEO of the Florida Oceanographic Society, one of the organizations who signed the letter to the governor.

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