MCSD is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for the community and users of MCSD facilities. MCSD is in the process of creating a District-wide Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Plan. IPM is a strategy that focuses on the long-term prevention of pests and their damage through a combination of biological, mechanical, cultural, physical and chemical control methods in a way that minimizes economic, health and environmental risks.
We would like to thank members of the public for submitting suggestions of examples from other agencies’ IPM plans, providing comments on the Draft of the IPM, as well as the Policy Statement. As our team of staff continues to work on the development of this plan and matrix, we would like to continue to encourage members of the public to participate.
Per Board direction, Staff members created an IPM Policy Statement to guide the formation of the IPM Plan. The Policy Statement was approved at the May 13, 2015 Board Meeting. Staff developed the Plan using the Board approved Policy Statement as a guide while addressing previously submitted comments. We are no longer accepting comments. This document and appendices can be viewed below.
Staff have completed a draft of the IPM Guide to Reduced Toxicity Pesticide List. This document and appendices can be viewed below.
What Happens Next?
Staff will present the MCSD IPM Guide to Reduced Toxicity Pesticide List with Appendices at an upcoming Board of Director's Meeting.
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This page was updated on April 11, 2017.