On the Waterfront
(See pages 1-3, 32, 49-55 in FY&N Handbook)

aterfront property owners realize the special contribution our bays and waterways make to their quality of life.  They also understand how fragile these natural treasures can be. 
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FLORIDA YARD ACTIONS
Remove invasive exotic aquatic plants by cutting, pulling or raking. If using herbicides (which may require you to get a permit), remove dead plant material from the water to reduce pollution.
Credit:  2 inches
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Decrease wave action and increase habitat by placing clean native limestone rock in front of your seawall.
Credit:  3 inches
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Protect your native shoreline plants (i.e., mangroves in salt water; pickerelweed and duck potato in fresh water).  Never prune mangroves or remove other vegetation without first seeking proper guidelines and permits.
Credit:  2 inches
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Establish a 10-30 foot "no fertilizer,  no pesticide" zone along your shoreline.
Credit:  2 inches
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If possible, plant a border of low-maintenance plants between your lawn and shoreline/seawall to absorb nutrients and provide wildlife habitat.
Credit:  2 inches
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Where feasible, plant native aquatic vegetation in front of your seawall or along your shoreline.
Credit:  4 inches

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Total Inches for All Florida Yard Actions: ______
(Note: If your total is more than 36 inches, your yard is a 'Florida Yard'!)
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Table of Contents Introduction What is A Florida Yard? Right Plant, Right Place Water Efficiently Maximize Mulch
Recycle Yard Waste Fertilize Appropriately Manage Yard Pests Responsibly Reduce Stormwater Runoff Provide for Wildlife On the Waterfront
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