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Pesticide Free Parks in Northern Nevada and Beyond!

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Reported by: Jaime Hayden

City of Reno beginning pesticide free pilot program

RENO, Nev. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) — A pesticide free training took place at Reno City Hall Tuesday. City officials learned alternative ways to keep Reno parks green, but with more natural products.

“We just want to get out ahead of the curve, to the extent we can, and protect our citizens,” said Reno Councilwoman Naomi Duerr.

The city of Reno is implementing a pesticide free pilot program at Reno parks. “We have 86 parks in Reno and what we are doing is moving out with 12 of them on a trial basis, experimental basis, to see if we can go pesticide free.”

Instead, parks will use more natural soil. Duerr believes the program is vital to our community. “We’re learning more about the impacts of chemicals both on our soil and on people, we want our parks to be as welcoming and safe as possible, and it’s a city council initiative.”

Duerr says the main goal of the program is to make Reno parks safer and more natural for kids to play in. “I think that would be wonderful, if they can find a way to do it more naturally and keep our parks still green and playable with playable surfaces, I think that would be wonderful,” said local mom Morningstar Helvey.

Beyond Pesticides, a non-profit group, explained to officials about the dangers of using chemicals. “We’re concerned about elevated rates of asthma in children and learning disabilities, and autism and long term effects such as cancer,” said Jay Feldman.

read full article on News 4 website here: http://www.mynews4.com/news/local/story/City-of-Reno-beginning-pesticide-free-pilot/DjzP_8LT6kStMYejN8ruOQ.cspx

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Pesticide Free Training for Northern Nevada!

history in the making for nevadaPlease see attached location and agenda for the pesticide free training at city hall. You must RSVP with the form link below to reserve your seats! Download Flyer here: Pesticide Free Training in Reno.

Download Agenda for Pesticide Free Parks training here.

We are confirmed for the training on Tuesday, July 28 in Council Chambers at Reno City Hall (1 E. First Street, Reno, NV 89501).

Check in will occur from 8-8:30 a.m. The city will have coffee and light snacks during that time.

The training will be from 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Lunch to be served at 12 p.m.

Please RSVP with the link below or call Sandy @ 775 453 6120 to reserve your seat.

Can’t make the class? No worries, click here to get a copy of the course materials and information.

Here is the link to the online RSVP form: http://bit.ly/1M8j083

Sandy Rowley
BeeHabitat.com
775 453 6120

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