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[OPIRG-EVENTS] Oct.9-17: Ottawa - City Consultation on Pesticide Reduction Options
ACTIVISM STARTS IN OUR OWN COMMUNITIES.
Please come out and support a by-law to ban the COSMETIC USE OF PESTICIDES
Lawn-Care Companies are against it but most Citizens in Ottawa want it.
From the City of Ottawa Development Services Department - seven public
meetings to invite comments from the community on options to reduce the use
of pesticides in the City of Ottawa.
Meetings from 7pm to 9pm (with option to extend):
Wednesday October 9th Fred Barrett Arena Leitrim Road (English)
Thursday October 10th Cumberland Library 1599 Tenth Line (English)
Thursday October 10th Jim Durrell Arena 1265 Walkley Rd. (English)
Tuesday October 15th Kanata Client Service Centre 580 Terry Fox (English)
Wednesday October 16th Lansdowne Park 1015 Bank St. (English)
Thursday October 17th Cumberland Library 1599 Tenth Line (French)
Thursday October 17th Ben Franklin Place 101 Centrepointe Dr. (English)
The format for the evening will be a formal presentation by staff,
and an open discussion following the presentation. Bilingual
information will be available at all meetings. There will be a
moderator for each of the meetings.
The four options to be presented are:
Continue the present public education and awareness campaign on
reducing pesticide use and promoting the use of alternative pest
control methods for lawn and garden care, at the existing level.
Expand the present public education and awareness campaign by
incorporating a larger public/private outreach, including dedicated
Option 1 or 2 PLUS a requirement for a commitment from industry for
self-regulation through voluntary compliance to established standards
such as Integrated Pest Management (IPM) accreditation.
Enacting restrictive municipal regulations such as pesticide use
You may send written submissions on pesticide reduction options. The
deadline for submissions on the comment sheets is October 22nd, to:
E-mail to: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Planning, Environment and Infrastructure Policy Branch
Development Services Department
City of Ottawa
2 Constellation Crescent, 4th Floor
Nepean, Ontario K2G 5J9
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