The Day the Monarchs Didn’t Appear
An article whose profound message may help us realize the importance of pollinator habitat and the great need to create rather than destroy it.
Municipality Banns Many Pesticides
Takoma Park, Maryland has adopted city code that includes education as well as restriction and enforcement regarding non-use of two lists of pesticides on public and private property. This Health and Safety Code incorporates restrictions from the US EPA (carcinogenic to humans, likely carcinogenic to humans and restricted use products), Ontario, Canada (class 9 pesticides) and from European Commission (Category I endocrine disruptors). Educational outreach is aimed at residents, garden centers and commercial pesticide applicators.
The lists of pesticides banned from use is good news to pollinators and people! May many cities and towns follow suit!
See the ordinance: Safe Grow Act
See the list of class 9 pesticides: Class 9 pesticides
See the list of category I endocrine disrupters: Category 1 endocrine disruptersFollow @vincemasterbee