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
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
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Branford Dark Skies Reg / Ordinance / Proclamation - Branford Zoning Regulations Section 6.7
Greenwich Tree Ordinance
Hartford Tree Ordinance
New Haven Tree Protections
Newtown, Zoning Regulations
Newtown Native Plant Policy
Norwalk Tree Ordinance
Norwalk Pesticide Ordinance
Stamford Pesticide Ordinance
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
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