Community Education on Environment and Development

Campaign for Pesticide Reduction
Maple Ridge

 

Pesticide Free! Naturally…

                                                                       

The District of Maple Ridge  has partnered with the Campaign for Pesticide Reduction Maple Ridge (CPR!MR) to promote the reduction of pesticides used cosmetically. The District  enacted “Pesticide Use Control Bylaw No. 6413 – 2006” in December 2006, making Maple Ridge the 124th municipality in Canada to do so. The Members of the Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Environmental Council have also endorsed the campaign.

WHY STOP

Every time you apply a synthetic, chemical-based pesticide to your lawn or garden, you are exposing your family, neighbours, pets, fish, beneficial insects and wildlife to harmful chemicals.

In 2004, more than 3,500 people in Maple Ridge signed a petition asking that the cosmetic use of pesticides be restricted. More than 50 local physicians similarly called for these restrictions in petitions signed in 2005.

There are alternatives…

…and they work!

WHERE TO GET HELP

Click the links at the left to see how to avoid using pesticides. We will be adding pest specific information in the future, so come back regularly to check our offerings. If you don't get your questions answered, contact us.

 

We gratefully acknowledge funding support provided by our sponsors.

TD Friends of the Environment Foundation

Portions of this section are excerpted, with permission, from a website published by the Local Hazardous Waste Management Program, King County, Washington, USA.

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