Category Archives: Pollution

The Real Cost of Fertilizer

By Victoria Parsons From a perfectly straight-forward perspective, lawn fertilizer in Florida is a pretty good value. For about $25, the average homeowner can sprinkle enough nutrients, pesticides and weed killer to keep their law...

“Illegal Weed” Causes Ecological Damage

Nope, we’re not talking about the weed on the ballot later this year – we’re talking about weeds, leaves and lawn clippings that become illegal when they’re swept or blown into storm drains. “Storm drains in Florida aren’t connect...

Seasons of Salt

Salinity zones support diverse wildlife [easy-media med=”1216″ size=”300,400″ align=”right”]Those of us who enjoy being outdoors on bay area waterways have noticed that the seasonal shifts in fl...

How Does Tampa Bay Stack Up

By Victoria Parsons With the national organization Restore America’s Estuaries (R.A.E.) hosting its sixth annual conference at the Tampa Convention Center Oct. 20 to 25, we thought it would be a good time to see how Tampa Bay stac...