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Municipal Ordinances & Resolutions

Some towns have enacted ordinances and policies that benefit pollinators by banning the use of pesticides and other chemicals while others have passed policies and resolutions  adopting, and urging their residents to adopt, pollinator-friendly practices. Municipalities who lead by example can be instrumental in changing the way their residents approach lawn and yard care. Listed below are the actions taken by different towns, please consider asking your town to pass a similar ordinance or resolution to help  create healthier and more welcoming habitat for pollinators and people alike!

Here is a map of municipalities that have passed pesticide restrictions more stringent than those of their state government.

If your town, county, or state has legislation that should be listed, please let us know by emailing

info@pollinator-pathway.org.

Preemption Alert!

Municipal rights to set pesticide policy are under attack at the national level!  Congressional bill H.R. 7266 would preempt and nullify the local ordinances we are all working on passing. Tell your U.S. Representative and Senators to support communities by opposing H.R. 7266 and supporting the Protect America’s Children from Toxic Pesticides Act (PACTPA), which contains a provision affirming local authority to restrict pesticides.

Municipal Ordinances, Regulations & Policies

(Please click on Ordinance/Regulation for the document itself)

Connecticut

Massachusetts

New York

NY State Association of Conservation Commissions has created an Environmental Ordinance Library where you can find examples of ordinances for your community.  Ordinance Library | NYSACC | New York State Association of Conservation Commissions

Please Send Us Updates and Information from Your State to Add to this Page!

info@pollinator-pathway.org

Title
Protection
Level
Branford
Dark Skies Reg
Town
Burlington
Pollinator Pathway
Town
East Lyme
Pollinator Pathway
Town
Fairfield
Pollinator Pathway
Town
Greenwich
Trees
Town
Hartford
Trees
Town
Mansfield
Pollinator Pathway
Town
New Canaan
Pollinator Pathway
Town
New Haven
Pollinator Pathway
Town
New Haven
Trees
Town
Newtown
Native Plants
Town
Newtown
Native Plants
Town
Newtown
Pollinator Pathway
Town
Norwalk
Pesticides
Town
Norwalk
Trees
Town
Norwalk

Gas Leaf Blower

Town
Norwalk
Pollinator Pathway
Town
Pequonnock River
Native Plants
Town
Ridgefield
Native Plants
Town
Stamford
Pesticides
Town
Weston
Pollinator Pathway
Town
Wilton
Native Plants
Town
Wilton
Native Plants
Town
Windham
Pollinator Pathway
Town
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