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Creating 50 Acres of Bay Friendly Yards on Long Island

Target:
50 Acres of Habitat Restoration
3 Months +
Potential Benefit:
5
Conventional lawns require a lot of water and the excess nitrogen form the fertilizer has negative effects in the bay. Native plants would avoid both of these issues and also attract pollinators and other species.

Certified Bay Friendly Yards

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Please review Save the Great South Bay's BFY program page! https://savethegreatsouthbay.org/take-action/bay-friendly-yards-pledge/

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Hope A

That's awesome, I could def seeing your garden and new lawn looking beautiful based off of what your mom's looked like growing up as a kid!

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MariaPick

This is probably one of the simplest and best things we could do for the health of the Great South Bay. We have allowed our lawn to grow along with the clovers and dandelions, and that’s a start. This year we are digging up patches of grass and converting as much as we can to expanding our veggie gardens.

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I can’t lie and say that an old fashioned fertilized lawn doesn’t look great, but I agree it’s really important to find some alternatives. My dogs often get sick from chewing the grass of our neighbors fertilized lawn, and this is aside from the obvious and well known environmental problems with fertilizer. My only selfish concern is finding something that also looks nice. I'm curious what specific options exist?

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Hope A

At first I thought this would be really hard to do but I’ve seen some real creativity in amityville in the last years and I could seem people doing this and doing it very artsy!

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I've heard one estimate that if 30% of households made such a conversion that we could greatly reduce excess Nitrogen from entering the bay (from a conversation with Save the Great South Bay).

Creating 50 Acres of Bay Friendly Yards on Long Island

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