Become a Bay Star Home and help restore Norfolk's natural waterways!
Joining is free and easy for all Norfolk residents. Once you pick your first eight environmentally-friendly actions, you will receive a Bay Star Homes yard flag, a welcome packet and opportunities to start making a difference today.
Bay Star Homes' eight steps are designed to improve your home, improve your community and improve our waterways. It is a win-win for everyone!
Action categories include Grow Green, Water Connections, Resource Conservation, and Get Involved! Signing up is simple. Fill out the Bay Star Homes pledge card, tailor your eight steps to fit your lifestyle, receive your yard flag, and get started making a difference right at home.
Harm of Excess Fertilizer
Excess fertilizer is hurting Norfolk's waterways by increasing nutrients that can be extremely harmful to water quality. Fertilizer contains pollutants such as nitrogen and phosphorus that can cause algal blooms in our waterways which harm aquatic life.
As part of our Bay Star Homes program, we offer free soil testing. Soil testing is the best way to determine the nutrient needs of your lawn before fertilizing.
Remember, Small Changes Make Big Waves and Cleaner Waterways do Begin at Home!