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Enhanced Pesticide Management Program

About Pesticide Management

The City’s Enhanced Pesticide Management Program (EPMP), was adopted in 2009 to reduce the exposure of Richmond residents to unnecessary pesticide use. This City’s program includes both a regulation restricting use of pesticides for cosmetic purpose, and resources to empower community members to make the switch to pesticide-free practices.

The City provides an expanded Education & Community Partnerships program to inform the community about the pesticide restrictions and promote natural gardening and pest solutions. This section include a series of natural gardening workshops and a phone line (604-276-4398) to help residents learn proper plant care and sustainable pest solutions.

The City has since ceased unnecessary use of non-exempted pesticides on all of its lands and facilities, including Richmond School District school grounds. City Parks and other departments continue to maintain city lands through innovative pest management practices.