Boulder wants an ear full on pesticide usage
City hosts open house, invites feedback on proposed changes to pesticide use
The City of Boulder is evaluating a variety of options for improving its Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program and its use of pesticides on public lands, including city parks, open space and other municipal properties.
The public is invited to attend a presentation and open house on Thursday, March 22, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Panorama Room of the East Senior Center, 5660 Sioux Drive, to review and provide feedback on a variety of options that are currently being considered.
The project to update the Integrated Pest Management Program has the following goals:
- Improve the decision-making process for pesticide use on city properties;
- Minimize impacts from pest management activities to human health and the environment; and
- Balance environmentally-safe pest management with other city goals, including maintaining city properties and the preservation and restoration of natural lands.
Comments may be submitted at the meeting or through the comment form on the city’s website at www.bouldercolorado.gov/ipm.Materials for the meeting will be posted to the website on the day of the meeting for those unable to attend.