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County Fertilizer Ordinance in Effect, Local Landscaping Professionals Speak Up

Local lawns might not look as green this fall due to an updated Alachua County fertilizer ordinance, and lawn care companies are starting to feel the effects. The amended ordinance, which took effect on Oct. 1, implemented a seasonal ban on the use of fertilizers containing nitrogen – a main …

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Sandy Soil And Rising Seas Spell Septic Tank Disaster In Florida

By Brendan Rivers Communities across Florida are already grappling with aging septic tanks, which leak into groundwater and are considered a leading cause of toxic algae blooms. As sea level rise is expected to worsen that situation, the state and cities are beginning to tackle the expensive task of converting septic systems to sewer or newer septic technologies. It’s no small challenge. Floridians are estimated to be using 2.6 million septic systems, most of them the conventional variety with two

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Devil’s Millhopper Geological State Park Continues To Serve Gainesville Locals Despite Construction

Devil’s Millhopper Geological State Park has seen a decrease in visitors since its most popular attraction, the sinkhole, has been under construction. However, Gainesville locals continue to enjoy the park through other outdoor activities and classes.

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