If you have a “Keep Torch Lake Blue – Don’t Fertilize” yard sign, please be sure to put it out again where it’s visible to those passing by – on foot, car or boat. If you need a sign, please contact TLPA board member Bruce Hulteen at or (616) 560-3952. The signs are free and have had such a great impact on building awareness of the damaging effects of chemical fertilizers on Torch Lake, which include feeding algae growth and compromising lake health and color.

Some tips on alternatives to fertilizing include:

  • Using lawn clippings and mulched leaves to add nutrients
  • Celebrate our natural Up North lawn look and help others embrace it
  • If you can’t tear yourself away from fertilizing, use ONLY zero phosphorus options

Thank you!

Share Online: