Don’t mind the dandelions, the Chicago Park District is telling residents this spring. It’s all part of the plan: officials say the yellow-bloomed weeds show a neighborhood park is free of chemicals. Chicago is touting its fifth year of working with the Midwest Pesticide Action Center to limit the use of weed-killing chemicals in parks. The park district says roughly 90 percent of its parks avoid spraying chemicals to kill what some might deem an unsightly nuisance. This ongoing effort comes as an anti-pesticide push from environmental and public health groups has taken hold recently, targeting the negative side effects of synthetic chemicals.
I enjoyed this doco on the wild-life living in London. Hope you do too.