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August 11, 2015

Did you know?



Did you know that blue-green algae isn’t an algae at all?  It is actually a bacteria called cyanobacteria that gets its energy by photosynthesis just like algae. Blue-green algae are most often blue-green in color, but can also be blue, green, reddish-purple, or brown.  Blue-green algae reproduce explosively under certain conditions (usually in late summer) and some species produce toxins that can be fatal to humans and animals.  Since there is no way of knowing which blue-green algae are fatal, we suggest that access to ponds are prohibited when algae blooms (also called pond scum) are present.

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