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"Don’t Feed The Monster!" video uses humor to educate about proper fertilizer use

The City of Sanibel has released an educational video titled, “Don’t Feed The Monster!”

The City of Sanibel has posted an educational video titled, “Don’t Feed the Monster!” on the Cities website. The video was produced by the Fertilize Smart Education Consortium which includes the City of Sanibel, City of Bonita Springs, Charlotte County, Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation, Lee County, City of Fort Myers, City of Cape Coral, The Islands of Sanibel and Captiva Chamber of Commerce, and the South Florida Water Management District.

The video portrays a fertilizer algae monster resulting from improper amounts of fertilizer that is carried by run-off and redirected to our shores, bays, rivers, and lakes. The City of Sanibel is currently in the fertilizer black-out period. From July 1st through September 30th, the use of fertilizer containing nitrogen and phosphorus is prohibited on Sanibel Island.

It is vital that we fertilize properly to keep our sanctuary island and pristine waters clean. The actions we take in our homes and yards affects our water quality and wildlife resources.