High-nitrogen lawn fertilizers used on Long Island are contributing to our water pollution problems, impacting both our drinking water and our surface waters.
To address this problem, New York Assemblyman Steve Englebright and Senator Kemp Hannon have introduced legislation to protect Long Island's water by restricting the use of water-soluble, high-nitrogen lawn fertilizers.
The NYS Assembly has passed the legislation by a wide margin. Now we need to support Senator Hannon to do the same in the NYS Senate.
Senator Hannon needs to hear from you. Every phone call, email and letter makes a difference!
Call his district office at (516) 739-1700 and tell the person who answers that you want to let the Senator know that you support his bill to prohibit the use of high-nitrogen, water-soluble lawn fertilizers on Long Island. (Senate Bill No. 8170).
For talking points and sample letters, pleaseclick here.
"We Love Long Island" lawn signs are available from many of our supporting organizations. For the name of your nearest participating organization, please call (516) 883-0887 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.