Help reduce pesticide use
and protect your family's health!

Select a link
below to find out how you can have a healthy lawn.

 


Keeping citizens and residents informed of the human health
effects of pesticides, and offering some of the alternatives that
they can use for lawn care.

Pesticide runoff pollutes ground and surface waters, which threatens the safety of our aquatic environments and drinking water supplies. Read about why you should be concerned.

If you have a lawn care service, the pages here will provide some tips that can help reduce pesticide use. Ask your lawn care provider about an organic program for your lawn.

Learn about the basics of organic lawn care. There are many local business partners that are offering organic lawn care products. You can choose not to use pesticides as part of your lawn maintainence program.

"Every day of every week we are continuing in this country to expose children to chemicals whose toxicity is simply not known. As a pediatrician, I urge parents to think carefully about the choices they make, especially about pesticides."
Dr. Philip Landrigan, Mount Sinai School of Medicine

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This project is a cooperative effort with the Towns of Acton, Ayer, Boxborough, Carlisle, Chelmsford, Concord, Groton, Harvard, Littleton, Westford, the North Central Regional Solid Waste Cooperative and local business partners. Materials developed under a grant from the Toxics Use Reduction Institute at UMass Lowell.

 

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