Movement to End Toxic Pesticides Grows in Maine and New Hampshire
Community Action Works Campaigns has been working with community groups across the Northeast to end the use of toxic pesticides on lawns—and in the last few months we’ve seen some important victories!
In Portland, Maine, the Portland Protectors won one of the nation’s strongest ordinances prohibiting toxic pesticides on all public and private property. Community Action Works Campaigns has been working with the Portland Protectors for nearly three years to win safeguards against dangerous pesticides, and this year, the Portland City Council passed the ordinance unanimously.
In Dover, N.H., Non Toxic Dover also won a resolution committing to organic land management practices in a unanimous vote that will block pesticides on the city’s public land.
Last year, Portsmouth, N.H., became the first non-toxic city in the state, and Protect South Portland passed a key ordinance banning toxic pesticides in South Portland, Maine.