Black Gold Jubilee - April 17, 2010
The MS4 NPDES Public Education sub-committee organized attendance at the 31st Black Gold Jubilee in Belle Glade, Florida on April 17, 2010. Thanks go out to Alan Wertepny, Ken Todd, Bob Hennes, Dorothy Gravelin, Brian Gentry, and Geary Denard for volunteering to staff the booth. The following outreach materials were distributed: 253 Pesticides, Herbicides, and Fertilizers brochures, 256 Illicit Discharges brochures, 246 tote bags, 215 note pads, 219 key chains, and 217 stickers.
Debris can be harmful to wildlife
Nutrients (from leaves, grass, fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides) can lead to fish kills and excessive amounts of algae in the water
Bacteria (from pet waste and dead animals) can produce health concerns
Sediment can reduce the system's ability to handle potential flooding and adversely affect aquatic organizms
Chemicals, oils, and paints can be toxic to plants and animals