Tuesday, September 18, 2012
The Village Board hopes a potential committee will develop a pesticide policy that addresses each group's concerns.
The Whitefish Bay Village Board hopes to reach a consensus on the hotly contested issue of pesticides in public parks by bringing together stakeholders to develop a plan that addresses concerns from both sides. After holding a listening session in July, the Village Board met Monday night to discuss, among other issues, how it should proceed with the input gathered from the public hearing. Trustee Jay Miller proposed a committee of stakeholders be formed to reach a consensus and recommend a policy to the Village Board. Miller said the committee could be led by staff members from the village and the school district and could also include representation from Whitefish Bay Soccer Club, Friends of Bay Baseball, Duke Pride, Whitefish Bay Little …
Saturday, June 30, 2012
Community organizations rallied around the effort to beautify Klode Park in a natural way before the big Fourth of July celebration coming up Wednesday.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Jeff Rumage
Saturday, June 30, 2012
Pulling weeds is not the most exciting way to spend a Saturday morning, but for about 90 Whitefish Bay residents, the Klode Park Weed Out event was time and energy well spent. Whitefish Bay Garden Club President Nancy Sturino organized the event, calling on organizations from across the village – everyone from scouts to schools to the Whitefish Bay Civic Foundation – to help beautify the park in a natural way before the big Fourth of July celebration coming up Wednesday. Sturino said the effort shows the community will step up to the plate to eliminate weeds in public parks without the use of pesticides. "People are excited about the experiment to keep pesticides out of Klode, so they were willing to take a Saturday morning and help out," …
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
The Whitefish Bay Garden Club is planning a 'Weed Out' at Klode next month. Meanwhile, youth sports organizations are asking village officials to continue to allow pesticides.
After a crowded Village Board meeting turned into a discussion about pesticide use in public parks in early May, the board once again heard more input about the topic Monday night. Laura Nankin, representing the Whitefish Bay Garden Club, said the organization is planning to weed Klode Park on June 30, and she asked that the village not treat the park with herbicides before that time, as it poses a risk to the health of the volunteers pulling weeds. "A weed out chemical application would be interpreted by those who intend to remove weeds in a non-toxic manner as, at best, a violation of our conversations in good faith with the village, and at worst, an antagonistic move," Nankin said. For the first time since the new turf management plan …
Friday, May 18, 2012
The Whitefish Bay Little League park will be closed Memorial Day weekend as crews spray the field for weed and pest control.
The recently-renamed Craig Counsell Park will be closed on Memorial Day weekend, as Whitefish Bay Little League plans to spray pesticides on the field. The village sent out an email notification to residents Thursday afternoon about the pesticide application. According to the memo, the village approved the little league's request to spray pesticides because it is in accordance with this year's turf maintenance plan. READ: Two weeks ago, at the last Village Board meeting, nearly a dozen residents spoke out against the application of pesticides a day earlier at Cahill Square Park. According to the village memo: All turf at the little league field will be sprayed with Mec Amine D (a selective broadleaf herbicide) for general weed control. …