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ACRE and Chelsea's pesticide bylaw


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In December 1998 the Municipality of Chelsea passed a by-law which regulates the application of chemical pesticides on property within the territory of the Municipality.

ACRE is a local, not-for-profit, community organization in Chelsea. ACRE's goals are the protection and preservation of a healthy natural environment. ACRE undertakes community-based initiatives such as educational programmes, lobbying and research. ACRE lobbied Chelsea's municipal government for the adoption of the by-law and is monitoring the implementation of the by-law by the municipality.

This brief sets out a history of the passage of the by-law and makes recommendations based on the experience of ACRE's members.