Thursday, March 7, 2013
The Whitefish Bay Garden Club will present a free seminar titled, "Growing a Greener Bay, One Yard at a Time," at 7 p.m. Tuesday
Do you want to use more environmentally friendly products and practices in your back yard, but don’t know where or how to start? The Whitefish Bay Garden Club will present a seminar titled, "Growing a Greener Bay, One Yard at a Time," at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Whitefish Bay Village Hall. The event is free and open to the public, but you can RSVP on the garden club's website. Click on "Projects and Events" and scroll down to "March Regular Meeting." The panel of experts will present information to help you understand the importance of using more environmentally friendly products and practices in your yard or garden. The discussion will range from organic lawn, garden, pest and weed control, to water management, current research, product know-…
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 …
Friday, July 13, 2012
Let your voice be heard on the village's turf management program at Monday's special meeting. Read Patch for all the details on the debate so far.
Pesticide spraying on public land has been a hot topic in Whitefish Bay, and Monday evening the village’s listening session begins at 6:30 p.m. in Village Hall. The single-item agenda reminds residents that this is a chance for them to address the Village Board on the topic of turf management and pesticide use. No action will be taken. Whitefish Bay Patch’s topics page on pesticides features links to all the articles and discussions on the matter. You also can learn more about the village’s 2012 turf management plan on its website.
Saturday, July 7, 2012
Youth sports organizations wanting to spray pesticides are held to two different standards, depending who owns the field.
The policies over how public lands are cared for in the village can sometimes be complicated to understand. The village government controls Klode, part of Cahill and most other parks in the village, but the school district controls Armory Park and the Lydell community park. The district also provides natural turf maintenance at Buckley Park and the playing fields at Cahill. Youth sports organizations also play a role in keeping up parks. Junior Dukes football pays $3,000 to the school district to rent the Lydell community park, $5,500 to the landscaper for turf maintenance and volunteers 200 hours to water the field. The Whitefish Bay Soccer Club spends $7,000 to use a variety of parks in the village and volunteers 100 hours. To make …