The Board will hear a request from Marin County Parks to accept the 2017 Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Report and approve the 2018 list of allowed products. The County has been putting its “organic first” philosophy to work for many years now. The report, which meets County ordinance requirements, includes a review of pesticide use, program violations, product exemptions issued and a summary of the non-chemical IPM effort. In 2017, 126 of 147 locations covered by County IPM policy were maintained without the use of pesticides. Conventional chemical compounds are only used as a last resort in critical-use situations as a means for bringing infestations under control, and always with the goal of transition away from chemical use. The County's IPM program continues to serve as a model program for other public agencies.
The Board accepted the report and approved the list of allowed products.
Need more info? See the staff report about the IPM report.
Contact: Chris Chamberlain, Assistant Director, Marin County Parks
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