Pesticide and Fertilizer Task Force

Task Force meetings will be held in Room 24 in City Hall. See the calendar for dates.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
View All Past Agendas and Minutes

About the Task Force

The Pesticide and Fertilizer Task force is a diverse and knowledgeable group of stakeholders charged by the Portland City Council to review the draft pesticide ordinance under consideration in South Portland, ordinances in other jurisdictions, as well as scientific literature regarding the effects of pesticides on public health and the environment. The Task Force will also examine the use of chemical fertilizers in the City of Portland and study the impacts they have on the environment, particularly waterways including Casco Bay. Based on their findings, the Task Force will recommend to the City Council a course of action to minimize the environmental and health impacts of chemical pesticides and fertilizers.

Documents and Resources

City of Portland Staff Plan for Public Spaces