Stoneridge Homeowners Association - Pembroke Pines, FL

Water Conservation
Date: Sunday, January 13, 2008 @ 12:06:10 CST
Topic: Common Areas, Landscaping

I really think it's time we get serious as a community and stand for something important. We can still look good and be responsible with our water consumption. I have walked this neighborhood and have fournd many time our otherwise fine neighbors washing their cars in the middle of the day when 80% of that water was evaporating into the hot street. Or sprinklers were left running at 9 or 10 a.m. on a weekend.

Come on, people, wake up and smell the coffee. Are we that apathetic to the fact that THE DRINKING WATER IS RUNNING OUT? Did anyone read a newspaper in the last week?

I would like to challenge my fondest of home owners to find the most colorful of flowers that also happen to be xeriscape and butterfly friendly. They are lantana, porterweed, milkweed. jatropha, penta, and plumbago to name a few. These are hearty and will last long after the mild weather is gone and the impatiens have to be plucked and thrown away, water wasted.

We need to set an example in our community that it is possible to beautify our land without exhausting our resources. We can live along side with nature in peace without causing harm to the delicate ecosystem that was here long before we ever were.

Come on Stoneridge Lake Estates! I challenge you to join me. Anybody interested in a Rain Barrel making class?

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