In a NY Times article today professor Deborah Swackhamer found a surprisingly wide range of contaminants in the Zumbro River in Minnesota.These included caffeine, antibiotics, anticonvulsants, painkillers and pesticides. Dr. Swackhamer said that we have known for 15 years that these chemicals slip through wastewater treatment. If we don’t use these chemicals on our yardsRead More
I pledge to take care of my yard without synthetic pesticides, weedkillers and fertilizers except on rare occasions to resolve an infestation or to improve habitat for native plants and wildlife. I also pledge not to throw pharmaceuticals or chemicals down my drains or toilets.