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Eliminating Red Tides, Clearing Florida Waters of Nitrogen Pollution

Date: Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Time: 5:00 to 7:00 pm

Boca Grande Marina, 220 Harbor Dr, Boca Grande, FL 33921

Cris Costello of the Sierra Club and Rob Moir, Ph.D., of Ocean River Institute and project manager of Ocean Ecosystem Research (.org) will talk about eliminating red tide outbreaks and harmful algal blooms by modifying our practices on the land. Surprisingly lawns are a greater source of nitrogen pollution than are businesses. By taking three simple lawn care steps we can stop nitrogen runoff that will increase water clarity, reduce harmful algal blooms, save sea grasses, protect manatees, help dolphins suffering from skin-eating fungal infections and clean beaches of slime. Boca Grande and all of Lee County are leading Florida in the practice of responsible stewardship.

Cris and Rob are taking tales of your accomplishments to other communities and spreading the word across Florida.  It takes a state of savvy communities to save Florida from red tides while maintaining green lawns and saving money. Discover how we can practice responsible stewardship that results in clean waters, less slime on beaches, and healthier fish and wildlife.

You may also tune in and listen to Rob talk with Florida Slime Crime Fighter Cris Costello on Moir’s Environmental Dialogues, Ocean River Shields of Achilles Internet Radio. Episode 75. Cris Costello, the Florida Slime Crime Fighter

To RSVP or for additional information, please contact Rob Moir or Harper Dangler at (617) 661-6647 or email info@oceanriver.org