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The Payoffs of a Pesticide-Free Yard

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Darien Library, along with Darien Nature Center, and the Darien Pollinator Pathway, welcomes Louise Washer, an expert in habitat restoration for pollinators, who will discuss the modern day backyard.  Join us for an eye-opening discussion about pesticides commonly used on lawns and gardens and their negative impacts on human health, our environment, and biodiversity. Louise will discuss effective alternatives to pesticides and the importance of adopting sustainable practices to protect our air, water, and soil, and thereby promote biodiversity.  She will also discuss the need to update state policy around pesticide restrictions, point out specific pesticide legislation currently being debated in the Connecticut Legislature, and what you can do to help make Connecticut a leader on this issue.

About the Presenter 

Louise Washer serves on the board of the Pollinator Pathway, which is now in over 325 communities across 11 states.  She is also president of the Norwalk River Watershed Association, is a member of the Norwalk Mayor’s Water Quality Committee, and is on the steering committee of the Hudson-to-Housatonic Regional Conservation Partnership (H2H).  

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