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.