Do you use pesticides in the parks?
Milwaukee County Parks follows a least use chemical policy. So for example in our open green spaces like Veteran's Park, we do not use fertilizer, pesticides or insecticides. On our Golf Courses we do utilize chemicals as needed to maintain good turf conditions, but we do so in a responsible manner. We also utilize Integrated Pest Management Plans so that we are not solely dependent on chemicals on the courses. In the case of invasive plant species in our natural areas, such as Buckthorn or Honeysuckle, our staff will treat cut stumps, but do not administer broadcast treatments. We address these invasive species so that they do not overtake our native plants.