Pesticide Advisory

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In an effort to maintain the aesthetic quality of the buildings and grounds of Cedar Springs Public Schools, it has become necessary to apply a herbicide to the grounds at your child’s school. These applications will be done on weekends, evenings or when the area is not being used. Please understand that applications will not be occurring every day. The dates are given due to the fact that factors such as wind, rain and site usage will affect the exact date and time of the application. You will be able to tell that the application has been applied by the lawn signs that will be posted.
 
A controlled pesticide application, using a product approved by the EPA, was applied. The application was done by technicians who are State Licensed and trained in the use of pesticides. The application was deemed an emergency, and that is why notification is being given after the application. The treatment is described below:
 
School: Beach Elementary
Date of application: October 9, 2017
Area treated: Playground swings and red and white play structure
Description of treatment: Alpine dust. This was applied in areas that are not accessible to the students. 
 
If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact the District's Operation’s Office at number 902-2973.  If you would like more information on pesticides you may call the National Pesticide Information Center at (800) 858-7378 or the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (800) 292-3939. Information may also befound on the web at www.npic.orst.edu
 
Sincerely,
Ken Simon
Director of Operations