Lake Friendly Lawn Care Program

Do you practice healthy lawn care? Are you proud of the efforts you take to reduce your impact on the lake? Then join CLWA to encourage best practices by becoming a Lake-Friendly Lawn Care leader!

lawn care signExcess nutrients in our lake can contribute to harmful algal blooms, increased aquatic plant growth, and the degradation of our water quality. As a member of CLWA, we know you care about preserving the integrity of our beautiful lake for years to come.

Many of you are already eliminating (or limiting) your fertilizer use, planting rain gardens or vegetative buffers, and tolerating some levels of weeds and pests before considering pesticides and herbicides. That’s why we are excited to announce that CLWA is now offering lawn signs to our members that are committed to incorporating healthy lawn care and landscape practices! Signs can be displayed proudly on your property to let your neighbors know that you are doing your part to protect the lake by practicing Lake-Friendly Lawn Care.

Get involved!
Signs are free for dues-paying CLWA members. Our Community Outreach Committee has been kicking off the campaign at local events this spring like the Town of Canandaigua Open House, the Canandaigua Farmers Market, and the Blessing of the Fleet event. Stop by an upcoming CLWA event (like the Annual Meeting in August), chat with our board members, sign a pledge card, and take home your own lawn sign. Or call the CLWA office at (585) 394-5030 and make arrangements to pick one up.

Check out our resources for more information: 

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Pledge Card

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CLWA Reccomendations for Lake- friendly lawn care


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Homeowners Lawn Care and Water Quality Almanac