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Marin County Pesticide Management Revamped

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Marin Real Estate

Marin County is making some much-needed changes to its pesticide management policy. A local activist earlier this year obtained county records and blew the whistle. The county had been using several pesticides not on its approved list, and in amounts that exceeded what had been reported. There were nearly 270 instances in which county crews had used pesticides on the EPA’s list of potentially cancer-causing products. The management of the program has been moved from the agriculture commissioner’s office to the Parks and Open Space Department. The move should help restore public confidence and add much needed oversight to the program.