TOWN OF UNION VALE IS FIRST TO PASS A POLLINATOR PROTECTION POLICY IN DUTCHESS COUNTY, NY

 

UNION VALE, N.Y. – On June 15, 2017  The Town of Union Vale including their Parks and Recreation and with the guidance of the Hudson Valley Swarm Bee and Pollinator Organization agreed not to purchase or use any neonicotinoid pesticides on park and town property and will seek to use only pollinator-friendly methods of weed and pest control.

Union Vale’s Tymor Park is the largest municipal park in New York State with over 500 acres.   The decision by the Town of Union Vale and Parks and Recreation demonstrates Union Vale’s commitment to a healthy environment for people as well as our pollinators and wild life.

Now and for the foreseeable future it will be Pesticide Free Pollinator Habitat.

Union Vale joins over 150 municipalities, retailers and states that are leading the way in pollinator protection.