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Join the Flock, pledge to go fertilizer free this summer
Take the fertilizer pledge
Purchase flamingos

Protecting Florida's fun by reducing fertilizer pollution one yard at a time.

In Florida, summer rains don't water fertilizer in - they wash it off our lawns and into our rivers, lagoon and ocean. The excess nitrogen and phosphorous in the water feed algae blooms that use up oxygen, kill fish and turn the water the color of pea soup. As more and more people move to our area, the problem gets bigger and bigger. 

Cocoa Beach ordinance bans the use of fertilizer from June-September. Help us make sure everyone knows to skip the fertilizer this summer! Together, we Floridians can protect our fun by saving our rivers, lakes and estuaries one lawn at a time.  

How to get involved ... Join the Flock!

Flamingo Decorating Contest

Help make the flamingo the symbol of the fertilizer free lawn. Decorate a pink flamingo and place it in your yard to promote a Fertilizer Free Summer. Show your friends and neighbors how to protect Florida's waterways by reducing fertilizer pollution!

Join the Flock! Here's how it works:

  1. Take the Fertilizer Pledge online
  2. Purchase your flamingo(s) from the City and pick up next day - Purchase ONLINE
    • 1 Flamingo = $15
    • 2 Flamingos = $25
    • 5 Flamingos = $55
  3. Decorate the flamingo(s) and place them in your yard
  4. Submit your entry by emailing with: photo of your flamingo(s), flamingo(s) name, your name, street address.
  5. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place will be selected by the City Commission (Winners will receive FL friendly prizes)

The contest will run from June 1st - September 30th, 2021. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners will be selected each month.

After purchasing your flamingo(s) online, they can be picked up the next day at the Public Works Building located at 1600 Minutemen Cswy. Pick up times are: Monday-Friday 8am-10am or 1pm-3pm. If you need to schedule an alternate pick up time please call the public works department at 321-868-3219.

**To enter the contest, flamingo(s) must be purchased from the City of Cocoa Beach

**All proceeds from this program will go towards fertilizer pollution awareness and outreach programs. 

Questions? Please call 321-868-3341

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Meet a few flamingos from our Traveling Flock!

Purple Passion Flower

Purple Passion

Black Eyed Susan

Black Eyed Susan

Rain Lily

Rain Lily