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Growing Healthy and Safe with the Pesticide Use Ordinance 

To create and foster vibrant landscapes that protect the health of people, pets, pollinators, and our critical waterways, the City of South Portland is restricting the use of synthetic pesticides on all public and private property except in limited circumstances. The City's Pesticide Use Ordinance establishes organic land care methods as the primary means to care for and maintain property in South Portland including lawns, gardens, athletic fields, parks, and playgrounds. The Pest Management Advisory Committee (PMAC) is charged with advising the City Council and Sustainability Director on the implementation of the ordinance.

   

COMMERCIAL APPLICATOR REPORTS FOR 2019 - DUE FEBRUARY 1, 2020

For pesticides applications within South Portland, the ordinance requires all Maine licensed applicators to submit annual summary reports to the City with the same information required in the Maine Board of Pesticides Control (MBPC) Annual Applicator Report, including: 

  • Target site
  • Pesticide brand name
  • EPA registration number
  • Total undiluted formulation (in pounds or gallons)
  • Total area treated as listed and amended on the Commercial Applicator Annual Summary Report required by the Maine Board of Pesticides Control 

Please submit this information using our online South Portland Commercial Pesticides Applicator Annual Summary Report form.

 

   

Why Restrict Pesticides

What You Need To Know About the Ordinance

Growing a Healthy Yard and Garden

Why Restrict Pesticides What You Need to Know
about the Ordinance
Growing a Healthy Yard and Garden

 

Events, Trainings & More

How the Ordinance was Created

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Events, Trainings & More How the Ordinance was Created Demonstration Projects

 

The information contained in this site was drawn from multiple sources including: University of Maine Cooperative Extension, Friends of Casco Bay, Beyond Pesticides, Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association, Northeast Organic Farming Association, and the Cumberland County Soil & Water Conservation District.