With spring coming to a close and summer fast approaching, many families look towards Oakland County’s abundance of beautiful lakes, rivers, and streams as a source of recreation. The Water Resource Commissioners office of Oakland County is continuing a public awareness program to protect our waterways and ecosystems from hazardous runoff caused by fertilizer use. Partnering with local Great Lakes Ace Hardware stores in Oakland County, some earth-friendly fertilizers are specially tagged with a green sticker. These fertilizers contain low or no phosphorus, slow-release nitrogen, and are free of pesticides.
“Our dedication to sustaining and protecting our county’s great water resources continues with this program. It is important for all of our neighbors to know that we must work together to ensure our lakes, rivers, and streams stay clean for future generations to enjoy. Every individual can make a difference” said Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner Jim Nash.
Working within the WRC as a summer business intern, Nicholas Morgan summed up the program’s intentions: “We are looking to create awareness of the destructive and costly nature of some fertilizers that end up in our local watersheds. Together, our community can protect our wildlife, environment, and our families by using earth-friendly products,” he said.
For more info: Nick Morgan email@example.com 248-880-2252