blue-green algae

Blue-green algae and how it affects you

Heckrodt had the opportunity to educate the public on Blue-Green Algae.

In Menasha, Heckrodt Wetland Preserve’s naturalist Andrea Bierbrauer said it’s possible to help limit the growth of this kind of algae by being mindful of the chemicals used in your lawn care.

“Blue-green algae is caused by the additional nutrients in the water by runoff; it’s additional phosphorus and nitrogen,” Bierbrauer said. “And by thinking about what we’re putting in our lawns actually can decrease that.”

We really want to encourage you to think about what you are putting on your lawns because you can make a difference.  Here is a great article on Sustainable Lawn Care from the University of Wisconsin – Arboretum: Restoring Land and Enriching Lives website.