Advocate for Pollinators

The Botany Bill

On March 6, 2019, Representative Mike Quigley (D-IL) and Representative Francis Rooney (R-FL) introduced the Botanical Sciences & Native Plant Materials Research, Restoration and Promotion Act (the Botany Bill), a legislative priority of the GCA. CT Congressman Jim Himes is a co-sponsor of the Bill.

The Botany Bill, H.R. 1572, promotes botanical research, the hiring of botanists and a preference for native plants. It would create a student loan repayment program for botanical scientists to encourage more students to enter the field and would require states to utilize native plant species where possible and practical.

Please write the Environment Committee before Monday in support of SB 76 AN ACT AUTHORIZING MUNICIPALITIES TO RESTRICT THE USE OF PESTICIDES IN CERTAIN AREAS OF THE MUNICIPALITY OR ON CERTAIN TYPES OF PROPERTIES. Help towns make smart decisions about how to protect water quality, pollinator habitat and human health. 
Send letters to: envtestimony@cga.ct.gov. More information and a sample letter here: https://norwalkriver.org/…/Microsoft-Word-pesticide-letter-…

THIS BILL WAS PASSED! Thank your representatives for helping to protect pollinators in our state.

Limit exposure to pesticides by prohibiting the use of residential automatic pesticide misting systems.  

If you agree this product should not be in the market place then call or email the chairman of the Environment Committee: 

Ted Kennedy  Phone  Aide Aurora D'Angona   860-240-0455, or email  at   kennedy@senatedems.ct.gov

Craig Minor    Aide: Aj Bellagamba   Phone: (860) 240-8816 or email at   craig.miner@cga.ct.gov

Mike Demicco    860.240.8585    Mike.Demicco@cga.ct.gov

Spread the Word in Your Neighborhood

Let your neighbors know how they can help protect pollinator habitat by distributing these door-hangers.  To order door-hangers, contact the Norwalk River Watershed Association at info@norwalkriver.org. 

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