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.
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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.