For the second year, the River Forest Park District (RFPD) will manage its fields and grounds free of environmental and health concerns for children, pets, and wildlife by not applying lawn pesticides. “The Park District strives to keep our parks a healthy place for everyone to enjoy,” said Michael Sletten, RFPD’s Executive Director. “We hope
MPAC’s Executive Director Ruth Kerzee discusses how to build a strong and healthy lawn from start to finish. A beautiful lawn is like cultivating a new idea. It takes the right ingredients, maintenance, and time. To start, you need a solid foundation of facts and information before elevating the glimmer of an idea into action.
MPAC’s Ryan Anderson calls for an all-hands-on-deck effort to eliminate pesticide misuse in 2017. The MGG Forum’s active education approach builds the foundation. 2017 started with the worst possible news for us. On January 2nd in Amarillo, Texas four children died in their trailer home from the misuse of the toxic pesticide Aluminum phosphide. The
Stormwater and water used on your lawns and in your house flow into the same pipes. Which can cause problems during periods of heavy rain says our partners at Friends of the Chicago River. Here’s how to address the issue. When watering your lawn, do you ever wonder where it ends up? Chicago and many older suburbs use
The US residential sector uses more than nine billion gallons of water per day on landscapes and turf grass. MPAC’s Ryan Anderson investigates options to quench your lawn’s thirst while saving our earth’s most important natural resource. Welcome to August, summer’s victory tour following its peak in July. High temperatures and uncertain rain patterns (though we’ve been
Neonics, habitat loss, and climate change all contribute to the global decline of bee populations. While many place the blame on agriculture for the proliferation of these factors, our own lawns and gardens can, also, serve as dangerous spaces for bees and other pollinator species. On Thursday June 23rd, MPAC’s Program and Communications Manager Ryan Anderson