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Pesticides All Around Us: Solutions To This Pollution


June 2, 2017

Pace University, Pleasantville

This Conservation Café covered the current status of pesticide use regionally and statewide, the impact of pesticides, and community-based efforts to reduce the use of pesticides. 

Speakers For The Program Included:

  • Patti Wood, Founder and Executive Director of Grassroots Environmental Education, provided an overview on the status and impact of pesticide use regionally and statewide.

  • Sara Goddard, Chair of Rye Sustainability Committee (RSC), discussed strategies for encouraging communities to reduce pesticide use on public and private property.

  • Peter DeLucia, Assistant Commissioner of Westchester County Department of Health, Bureau of Public Health Protection and Mike McCall, Westchester County Pest Management Committee - Pest Management Coordinator highlighted County policies, practices and other initiatives to reduce and limit pesticide use in the County. 

A panel discussion with a question-and-answer session followed the formal presentations. Click here for more information.

The Westchester County Conservation Café series provides a forum for dialogue about current environmental issues. Private citizens, members of concerned organizations, municipal planners and others hear the latest information and have an opportunity to network.


FCWC co-sponsors these programs along with Pace University, Grassroots Environmental Education, Teatown Lake Reservation, Greenburgh Nature Center, Mianus River Gorge and Westchester Land Trust.


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