An Area Worth Saving

Owls Head at Sunset

On the night that Justice Coady released his decision in the request for a time extension (part 1 of the Owls Head Park court case), a group member visited the park and sent us these beautiful pictures. Please click to enlarge.

Golf Courses & Fertilizer Effects

Hugh Chisholm - Eutrophication Leads to Suspected Algal Bloom on the Nine Mile River (adjacent to Links at Brunello Golf Course in Timberlea)

Eutrophication: the process by which a body of water becomes enriched in dissolved nutrients (such as phosphates) that stimulate the growth of aquatic plant life usually resulting in the depletion of dissolved oxygen

– Merriam Webster

When fertilizers get washed into lakes or rivers, it can lead to eutrophication. In these photos, we see that eutrophication has led to a suspected algal bloom on the Nine Mile River (adjacent to Links at Brunello Golf Course in Timberlea).

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