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Unformatted text preview: Buy federal duck stamps- funds have acquired almost four million acres of wetland Uncontrolled development Government enforcement of critical areas act (restricts development w/in 1000 ft of bay and its tributaries) People can give up water-front views and live further away from water Start a government petition to restrict building near bay Excess nutrients Banned phosphates in detergents Nutrient management- farmers keep feces from animals on own land Better utilization of nutrients- use less fertilizer Sewage treatment plant upgrades and enforcing them Use dry leaf mulch instead of fertilizer Write letters to politicians about the need for cleaning the bay- they respond to constituents Join organizations like the Chesapeake Bay Foundation Air deposition affected by air pollution from cars and gas-powered lawn tools that people use. 1/3 of nitrogen in bay comes from this...
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- Fall '08