Green Thumbs For Blue Water

Importance of Buffers
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Getting Started
Determining Slope
Planting Materials
Landscape Maintenance
Getting Started with Landscape Maintenance
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Green Thumbs for Blue Water is an educational program for riparian and lakeshore residents who are concerned about erosion and water quality. The program focuses on the use of backyard buffers to minimize erosion and integrated pest management techniques for maintaining healthy and environmentally-friendly lawns and landscapes.

Green Thumbs for Blue Water provides landowners with workshops, toolboxes, and a website to help them create beautiful landscapes that foster healthy lakes and streams.

This program is sponsored by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Cayuga County with funding from the Great Lakes Commission, Great Lakes Basin Program for Soil Erosion and Sediment Control. Additional support is provided by the Cayuga County Department of Planning and Development and the Institute for the Application of Geospatial Technology.

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Updated: March 8, 2010