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Look Park Transitions to a Pesticide-Free Land Care Management Strategy

Team members of Look Memorial Park transitioned 35,000 square feet of lawn to organic management and educated the public on the importance of organic lawncare. Read more...

NOFA/Mass Municipal Organic Lawn Demonstration Projects

The Northeast Organic Farming Association worked with the towns of Ayer and Stoneham MA to establish organic lawns in public areas for demonstration. Read more...

Center Pond Weed Project

The Center Pond Weed Project conducted hand pulling of invasive species in Center Pond in Becket to work towards the goal of eliminating the use of harmful herbicides in the local swimming lake. Read more...

Pesticide Reduction in Lowell

To goal of the project was to encourage the reduction of pesticide use on lawns in Lowell's residential and civic spaces with a non-pesticide demonstration lawn site at Tyler Park. Read more...

Stop the FLARE up in Water Contamination

The goal of this project was to prevent contamination from emergency flares to ground and surface water in and around the Cape Cod area, and to encourage the use of safer products for emergency responders and the public. Read more...

Townsend Organic Lawn Care Demonstration Site

The Town of Townsend increased public awareness that organic lawn care practices provide a viable, effective and safer alternative to toxic substances currently in use by creating demonstration lawns at the Town Hall and Library and conducting other outreach activities. Read more...

NOFA Organic Lawn & Turf Course - Municipal Scholarships

Six Massachusetts municipal employees were awarded scholarships to attend the NOFA Organic Lawn & Turf Course in August of 2007. Read more...

Westford Water Department Healthy Lawns Project

The Westford Water Department will continue to distribute materials about safer methods for lawn care to neighboring towns. The goal is to raise awareness of the link between pesticide use reduction and protecting water resources and human health. Read more...

TUR Policy

  Companies and Towns have found it helpful to create a policy statement that reflects a focus on reducing toxic material use in municipal buildings and programs. The Franklin County, MA, model town policy statement can help you create one for your town. Download PDF file (5.64 kB)
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