Water-Related News

Marine task force pushes for fertilizer ban

Fertilizers should be banned year-round, according to the Marine Resources Task Force.

The board is currently putting together a proposal to extend the current four-month ban during the wet season to the entire year.

MRTF Chair Bill Veach said the first reason for this proposal is the algae blooms: "Whatever is being done now is not enough, it's not working, and as an island that's on the receiving end of all this nasty water, we should be setting an example of how to minimize fertilizer use."

Fertilizer fuels the growth of algae, he said.

"Green lawns lead to green water. That's not good for anybody."