Monday, May 7, 2012

Pesticides Used Today

The City of Everett is spraying Lowell Park with pesticide today.  It will no longer be pesticide free.

Thank you to everyone who helped us make it chemical free for these 3 years.  City-wide they have reduced pesticide use, but if you want a safe place to let your kids play in the grass, you won't find it in Everett.

The pesticide they use, 2-4 D, is the most common pesticide used, you might even use it in your yard. It's was manufactured for the US Department of Defense by Monsanto and Dow to create Agent Orange. 

I am working with the Parks Department to keep the sand volley ball court (where the kids play) free from spray, if you are interested in helping this summer, let me know.

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