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Pesticides

Pesticides contain toxic chemicals that can harm people, animals and the environment. Outside, they can leach into water systems. TURI provides grants to reduce the use of pesticides and to promote safer ways to manage pests.

Bee Friendly Williamstown

The project team hosted training programs for landscape professionals and home owners, conducted tours of pollinator-friendly gardens and worked with local partners on educational opportunities for adults and children. Read more...

Center Pond Weed Project in Becket

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...

Bat House Build & Installation on the Rail Trail

To use bats (a natural predator for insects like mosquitos) by building and installing bat houses on the Topsfield section of the rail trail. Read more...

IPM Educator Training in Public Housing Project

A Project of the Center for Healthy Homes and Neighborhoods at Boston University's School of Public Health Read more...

Pesticide Impacts on Wildlife and Human Health in Manomet

"Low-level Exposure to Current-use Pesticides: An Investigation of Impacts on Wildlife and Human Health" was a Project of the Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences, Manomet, 2005 Read more...

Toxics Action Center: Pesticide Free MA Schools Initiative

A Project of the Toxics Action Center, 2002 Read more...