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Connecticut Pesticide Ban Failure | Law preventing repairs on athletic fields in North Stonington – WFSB 3 Connecticut

Law preventing repairs on athletic fields in North Stonington

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How Organic Municipalities Do It | Bob Ceccolini | Cheshire Connecticut

Lots of taxpayers money and a lot of summer students to help replace the fields yearly.

Town of Cheshire Minutes 2014

December 2013: 

Mr. Ceccolini reported that he, Town Manager Milone, and Dan Marsaglia (BOE) met 
with the DEEP about pesticide and organic use by municipalities. A state-wide 
program will be undertaken, and at this time, Cheshire is the only town that is almost totally organic in use. For K-8 schools, no pesticides can be used – only synthetic products are allowed. Cheshire’s Parks and Rec Department has been doing heavy organic use since 2006, and the State looks to Cheshire for assistance and information on the town’s organic program.  Here:

April 2014:

Mr. Ceccolini said the grounds are quite wet and people are doing their best to try and stay off the wet areas. The Lacrosse teams were practicing out in the parking lot yesterday. Mr. Ceccolini said all the teams were able to use the turf field and share it.

May 2014:

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Chip Osborne Contiunes to Deceive | City of Springfield, Mass.: Springfield to Move to Organic Land Care

Chip Osborne, Osborne Organics, whose wealth of experience working with municipalities will help us make our vision a reality.”

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TURI AWARDS $20,000 COMMUNITY GRANT TO SPRINGFIELD DEPARTMENT OF PARKS, BUILDINGS AND RECREATION MANAGEMENT

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Pesticides and Artificial Turf Causing Cancer | Beyond Pesticide & Chip Osborne will save you | How about another look at artificial turf | Articles | News | OakPark.com

How about another look at artificial turf

Tuesday, November 4th, 2014 11:37 AM

Peggy McGarth

 
 

The Park District of Oak Park will soon have 2-plus artificial turf fields, Ridgeland Common and plans are on the books for Stevenson Park (Lake Street at Humphrey).  It also shared the cost of a third field, at Irving School.  Oak Park High School has two artificial turf fields.  Concordia and Dominican University in River Forest are also using artificial fields.   And the River Forest Park District is in the preliminary stages of exploring artificial turf in their park that abuts Roosevelt Middle School.  Cost per field has been quoted at $800,000.

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