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Keep Lake Beautiful urges residents to maintain a “Lake-Friendly Lawn”

TAVARES – Keep Lake Beautiful (KLB) is urging Lake County residents to take the Keep Lake Beautiful Pledge this fall. The year-long campaign funded by a $24,000 grant from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection aims to protect Lake County’s water bodies from nutrient pollution by raising awareness.

To take the pledge residents can visit www.KeepLakeBeautiful.com/ , and fill out their name and location. By making the pledge, they promise to maintain a “lake friendly lawn,” by following the County’s Fertilizer Ordinance.

Residents applying fertilizer must use a 50 % slow release nitrogen fertilizer, and keep the application at least 15 feet back from any waterbodies. Excess fertilizer must also be cleaned up from any sidewalks, roads or driveways.

When taking the pledge, residents also promise to educate themselves on nutrient pollution and Lake County’s Fertilizer Ordinance, share the initiative with others and engage the community to help beautify Lake County. Once they take the pledge, residents will immediately receive a pledge certificate from Keep Lake Beautiful via email.

Keep Lake Beautiful (KLB) seeks to lead the way to a cleaner and more beautiful Lake County by engaging citizens and encouraging community participation. KLB is an affiliate of Keep America Beautiful, the nation’s leading nonprofit agency that focuses on building and maintaining vibrant communities.

Individuals and community organizations with an interest in beautifying public spaces in Lake County that would like to know more about participating in events organized by Keep Lake Beautiful, may contact the Keep Lake Beautiful program office at klb@lakecountyfl.gov or call us at 352-253-1660.