The Seminole County Commission is poised to adopt a strong urban fertilizer ordinance tomorrow, February 28th. Please support Seminole County's waters and Seminole County Commissioner Lee Constantine, Vice-Chairman of the FCC, by expressing your support for this ordinance at tomorrow's meeting or by writing the Seminole County Commissioners using the button below.
Excess nitrogen and phosphorus pollute Florida’s waters and can trigger toxic algae blooms that threaten the health and well-being of wildlife and our communities. One source of these excess nutrients is urban fertilizer that finds its way into our lakes, rivers, and estuaries via stormwater runoff. Good fertilizer ordinances can prevent this from happening.
The turf and fertilizer industries oppose Seminole County's proposed fertilizer ordinance, so we need your help to ensure it is passed! The Seminole County Commission will vote to adopt their proposed fertilizer ordinance at their meeting tomorrow, February 28th, at 1:30 PM. Please attend the meeting and let Seminole County Commissioners know you support protecting Florida's waters by adopting this ordinance. The meeting will take place at the Seminole County Services Building (1101 East First Street, Sanford, FL 32771-1468). You can also e-mail your comments to the Seminole County Commissioners. Click the button below to automatically generate an e-mail with the appropriate e-mail addresses in the "To:" field.
If you're not sure what to say, consider the following talking points:
- I support the proposed fertilizer ordinance.
- Preventing fertilizer pollution is much more cost-effective than taxpayer-funded clean-up projects
- Clean water is important for Seminole County’s business community.
- This ordinance would be one of the most effective in the state. I would be proud to live in a county setting an example for how Florida should care for its waters.
- Strong fertilizer ordinances have been successful in both reducing the amount of nutrient pollution in at-risk water bodies and maintaining lush Florida landscapes. 10 counties in Florida and 82 municipalities have adopted strong fertilizer ordinances since 2007.
Thank you for your help and please let us know if you have any questions!