As the weather warms and we eagerly begin prepping our properties for another safe and fun filled season at the lake, the Board would like to make LOCA members aware of fertilizer usage. One key driver of Harmful Algae Bloom (HAB) occurrences is the overabundance of nutrients in lakes, which “feed” these blooms. While nutrients are a part of a healthy lake ecosystem and stem from both natural and human sources, it is imperative that human sources are limited. Therefore, at the March 18th Board meeting, the LOCA Board voted to adopt the attached fertilizer resolution for lawns. This resolution is just one early step to better understand and manage HAB occurrences as the nutrient input from fertilizer use can be controlled. The Board is also looking into other proactive solutions for better HAB management. We thank everyone for their cooperation on this effort. Be safe and have a Happy Spring!