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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

Town
Protection
Ordinance/Regulation
Branford
Dark Skies Reg
Ordinance / Proclamation
Burlington
Pollinator Pathway
Municipal Resolution
East Lyme
Pollinator Pathway
Municipal Resolution
Fairfield
Pollinator Pathway
Municipal Resolution
Greenwich
Trees
Ordinance / Proclamation
Hartford
Trees
Ordinance / Proclamation
Mansfield
Pollinator Pathway
Municipal Resolution
New Canaan
Pollinator Pathway
Municipal Resolution
New Haven
Pollinator Pathway
Municipal Resolution
New Haven
Trees
Ordinance / Proclamation
Newtown
Native Plants
Policy
Newtown
Native Plants
Policy
Newtown
Pollinator Pathway
Municipal Resolution
Norwalk
Pesticides
Ordinance / Proclamation
Norwalk
Trees
Ordinance / Proclamation
Norwalk

Gas Leaf Blower

Town Ordinance
Norwalk
Pollinator Pathway
Municipal Resolution
Pequonnock River
Native Plants
Resolution
Ridgefield
Native Plants
Policy
Stamford
Pesticides
Ordinance / Proclamation
Weston
Pollinator Pathway
Municipal Resolution
Wilton
Native Plants
Policy
Wilton
Native Plants
Policy
Windham
Pollinator Pathway
Municipal Resolution

Massachusetts

Town
Protection
Ordinance/Regulation
Orleans
Pollinator Pathway
Municipal Resolution
Somerville
Native Plants
Ordinance / Proclamation

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

Town
Protection
Ordinance/Regulation
State of New York
Ordinance / Proclamation
Cummington
Pollinator Pathway
Municipal Resolution
Greenburgh
Trees
Resolution
Hastings
Pollinator Pathway
Municipal Resolution
Victor
Native Plants
Ordinance / Proclamation
Westchester County
Native Plants
Executive Order

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

info@pollinator-pathway.org

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