New York Schools Ban the Use of Pesticides on Playing Fields

The Child Safe Playing Field act took effect this week in New York K-12 schools and daycare centers. This act, which passed the Legislature and was signed by then-Gov. David Paterson last year, now prevents the usage of chemical pesticides on lawns and fields.  The law reads: “No school shall apply pesticide to any playgrounds, turf, athletic or playing fields.” Facilities will now be encouraged to transition to organic applications to care for lawn and turf. You can read the complete article and news release here.

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