You can help clean up Palm Beach County's lakes and waterways by reducing your use of pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers.
During a rainfall, excess fertilizers, pesticides, and herbicides applied to lawns and gardens may be washed off and carried to our waterways, where they may disrupt the natural balance of the organisms and pollute our environment.
Fertilizers can cause an explosion of unwanted plant and algae growth that is often followed by a large die-off of vegetation. The decomposing vegetation uses up oxygen in the water and may cause large-scale fish kills.
Pesticides and herbicides are poisons. Their use often results in killing desirable plants and bugs along with the targeted pests. There are both health and environmental risks associated with pesticide and herbicide exposure.
Questions? Contact Matt Doyle, the City's Landscape Architect, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 561-742-6218.