Help protect Sudbury's ponds and waterways by minimizing the impact of lawn care on the surrounding environment.
Chemicals used to promote growth and make your lawn green can wash off into nearby ponds and waterways and turn them green also by promoting the growth of unwanted algae and aquatic plants. Dense weeds and algae reduce oxygen in the water, which can harm fish and other aquatic life. "Green water" is also much less attractive for scenic and recreational uses.
Voluntarily comply with the following tips for creating a green lawn without creating green ponds and waterways.
Display a lawn sign to show your participation in the program and encourage your fellow Sudbury residents to do likewise.
A limited number of lawn signs will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. They have been approved for display starting during Earth Week through the end of May, and again at the start of autumn, from September 1 through September 30.
Send an e-mail to PWC@town.sudbury.ma.us with your name and address. We will arrange for you to receive a sign.
Funding for the signs has been provided by the Sudbury, Assabet and Concord Wild & Scenic River Stewardship Council. Learn more at www.sudbury-assabet-concord.org.