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Pesticides All Around Us: Solutions To This Pollution
June 2, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Join Conservation Café—a consortium of seven Westchester County-based partners—for a discussion on pesticides. Learn about the current status of pesticide use regionally and statewide, the impact of pesticides, and community-based efforts to reduce the use of pesticides.
Patti Wood, Founder and Executive Director of Grassroots Environmental Education will provide an overview on the status and impact of pesticide use regionally and statewide.
Sara Goddard, Chair of Rye Sustainability Committee (RSC) will discuss 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
Mike McCall, Westchester County Pest Management Committee – Pest Management Coordinator will highlight County policies, practices and other initiatives to reduce and limit pesticide use in the County.
A panel discussion with a question-and-answer session will follow the formal presentations.
The program runs from 8:45 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.
Pace University is located at 861 Bedford Road, Pleasantville, NY. The meeting will be held in the Gottesman Room on the first floorr of the Kessel Student Center. To find this building, enter campus via “Entrance 1”. Make an immediate right following the blue sign “Parking for Goldstein…” At the stop sign left onto Miller Road. Continue straight to the roundabout (Choate Pond will be on your right). Parking is at any of the lots on the left. The Kessel Student Center is the large brown building with the slanted brown roof at the far end of the pond.
Conservation Café offers a forum for constructive dialogue about current environmental issues and is sponsored by Federated Conservationists of Westchester County, Grassroots Environmental Education, Greenburgh Nature Center, Mianus River Gorge, Pace University, Teatown Lake Reservation, and Westchester Land Trust.