RIVERKEEPER Joins National Campaign against Cypress Mulch

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Black Warrior Riverkeeper has launched a campaign to ask its 1,000+ members, 12,000+ supporters on MySpace.com and Facebook.com, and the general public to refrain from buying cypress mulch. The lower part of the Black Warrior River watershed is known for its beautiful and ecologically vital cypress wetlands. Riverkeeper hopes that gardeners will choose to save our cypress swamps by purchasing mulch made from sustainable resources. You can help by asking Wal-Mart, Home Depot, Lowe’s, and other stores and businesses that sell, buy, or use cypress mulch to boycott this product. In times of drought conditions, mulch will play a vital role in people’s gardens and yards. Cypress mulch is being harvested from cypress wetlands which have taken hundreds to thousands of years to grow. There are sustainable alternatives you can use such as pine bark, pine straw, lawn clippings, and recycled tire chips. Black Warrior Riverkeeper is spreading this messag with fellow members of Waterkeeper Alliance: Lower Mississippi Riverkeeper & Atchafalaya Basinkeeper. The New York Times ran Waterkeeper Alliance’s fliers opposing the use of cypress mulch.

More information is available at: http://saveourcypress.org/.

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