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Thumbs down: Urban fertilizer follies

The Great Indy Cleanup has yielded diapers, plastic, cigarette butts, metal and all sorts of debris from the cityscape so far this month. Volunteering along Crooked Creek last Sunday afternoon, the Clyde Townsend family discovered a chilling example of the steep challenges facing society regarding responsible chemical use. Floating in the creek the family found and removed a half-full bag of Scott Brand crabgrass killer covered with warnings that its contents were deadly to aquatic life. Indeed, Mr. Townsend, a lifelong local flyfisherman, declared the creek devoid of aquatic life in the areas surveyed that afternoon. May the city's renewed attention to Reconnecting Our Waterways help us protect and restore these challenged and critical resources.

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