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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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- Spring '08
- Sewage treatment, Chesapeake Bay Foundation