UGLPOA Environmental Committee would like to remind residents of West Milford’s ban on using fertilizers containing phosphorus.
It is also requested that residents do not grow plants or vegetables on docks or near to the lake edge where run off would cause phosphorus or nitrogen (common in plant feeding applications) to flow into the lake.
The additional chemicals alter the pH and speed up the eutrophication of the Lake. This means that dissolved oxygen is reduced, thereby threatening the health of fish and other creatures. Increased phosphorus will also cause algae blooms, create more weeds, and lead to an overall deterioration in the water quality.
For more info regarding this ordinance please visit: West Milford Ordinance Page
Your co-operation is greatly appreciated.