Abandoned Lots/golf courses

Carol R. Lemmon clemmon at caes.state.ct.us
Tue Jun 9 13:59:38 EDT 1998

Golf courses are bad for the environment.  They use high chemical
maintenance (insecticides, fungicides, herbicides, algaecides and
nematocides) to keep that show place green turf.  Many of these chemicals
are persistent in the soil and have been found in underground aquifers and
have polluted streams by runoff.  They create an edge effect allowing
predatory and parasitic birds to attack cup nesting forest birds such as
warblers and vireos.  They type of wildlife found on golf course are
usually of the nuisance variety, such as moles and voles and Canada geese.

Carol Lemmon

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