Join the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for a free Watershed Academy webcast titled “Nitrogen and Phosphorus Pollution Series: State and Local Policies to Restrict the Use of Lawn Fertilizers" on Wednesday, September 21, 2011, from 1:00 to 3:00 pm Eastern. Fertilizers, leaves, grass clippings, animal waste, and eroded soil are all sources of phosphorus and nitrogen. When they are swept or washed into the street or nearest storm drain, they end up in your local lake or river where they can cause algal blooms and other water quality problems. This webcast will highlight legislation passed by Minnesota, Michigan and the Chesapeake Bay states to restrict the use of lawn fertilizers, and will share key lessons learned. This webcast is one in a series on the important issue of nutrient pollution.
Participants are encouraged to download presentations prior to the webcast. Download webcast presentations and register for this webcast. Webcast participants are eligible to receive a certificate for their attendance.