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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...

Springfield's Transition of Public Land Management to Organic Land Care

The project team created a “Systems Approach” that utilizes a series of preventative steps to mitigate potential pests and other turf problems. Read more...

Pesticide Reduction through Lowell's Tyler Park

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...

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...

Healthy Lawns for Healthy Families in Westford

A Regional Project of the Westford Water Department, 2005-2007. The Westford Water Department distributed materials about safer methods for lawn care to neighboring towns. The goal was to raise awareness of the link between pesticide use reduction and protecting water resources and human health. 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...

Marblehead Organic Lawn and Garden Demonstration Project

A Project of the Marblehead Pesticide Awareness Committee, 1999-2000 Read more...

Pesticide Use Reduction through Compost Tea Alternative in Woburn

The Full Circle Earth project team educated community members on organic land care methods. Through workshops and community events in Beverly, Wakefield and Woburn, the team explained how to rejuvenate the soil with microbes that strengthen plants resistance to pests. They also demonstrated compost tea brewing, gave away easy-to-use kits and showed documentaries on the harmful effects of pesticides. Read more...

Wellesley Pesticide Awareness Campaign and Regional Collaborative

A Project of the Wellesley Health Department and Natural Resources Commission, 2001-2002 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...

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...
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