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What causes all that algae?

The substances that turn our lakes and rivers green each summer come from our lawns and yards. We think of leaves as waste, but to a lake they are food. The algae in lakes love leaves and fertilizers, and when … Continue reading

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Protecting our Waterways

The leaves are falling, and it is raking season.  What does this have to do with water quality? The substances that turn our lakes and rivers green each summer come from our lawns and yards. We think of leaves as … Continue reading

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