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APRC Integrated Pest Management Policy Annual Report

Did you know APRC has an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) policy? Integrated pest management means a coordinated decision-making and action process that uses the most appropriate pest control methods and strategies in an environmentally and economically sound manner to meet pest management objectives.

The IPM policy, adopted by the Ashland Park and Recreation Commission in 2010, is a policy that serves as a model for other Parks and Recreation organizations throughout the country. Nearly all APRC parks are completely pesticide-free, in part made possible by the countless hours that dedicated volunteers spend weeding, trimming and more. Other methods to stay pesticide-free include utilizing plants with natural resistance to pests and choosing landscape design features that include hardscapes such as concrete curbs and mulching plant beds.

On November 23, 2015, at the Ashland Parks and Recreation Commission meeting, the Commission will receive the annual update on its IPM policy. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. in the Council Chambers, 1175 E Main St, Ashland. The public is encouraged to attend the meeting to learn more about the APRC model of pest management and to offer input.

You can also learn more about the IPM policy by visiting

For more information on APRC, please visit or call 541.488.5340.

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