For immediate release: March 15, 2016
Press release by:
Elle Cochran, Chair
Infrastructure and Environmental Management Committee
Committee considers pesticide-free approach to weed control
WAILUKU, Hawaii – The Infrastructure and Environmental Management Committee will receive presentations on alternative, pesticide-free weed and pest control solutions on Tuesday, March 22 at 1:30 p.m. in the Council Chamber, Committee Chair Elle Cochran announced today.
The committee has invited Maui district Construction and Maintenance Supervisor Stephen Rodgers from the state Department of Transportation, Executive Director Jay Feldman and Public Education Associate Drew Toher of Beyond Pesticides, Attorney Sylvia Wu of the Center for Food Safety, experienced landscaping manager Duane Sparkman and CEO Joseph Jankauskas of Cutting Edge Formulations Inc., makers of Avenger Organic Weed Killer.
“I look forward to hearing about best practices and case studies from our resource speakers on the effectiveness and practicality of alternative pest and weed control,” Cochran said. “If the county can implement a pesticide-free program, it will set an example for the community and the environment will thank us.”
The committee meeting will be live on Akaku Community Media Channel 53. Testimony may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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