Author Archives: NonToxicDoverNH

About NonToxicDoverNH

Advocating for safe and healthy public spaces for Dover, New Hampshire residents.

The Dover School District’s Empty Promises

About a year ago, we began speaking with our new superintendent Dr. William Harbron about the treatments used on the seven athletic fields that the school district is responsible for maintaining. These sites are under the supervision of the school … Continue reading

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Essential Plants To Grow In Every New England Garden (and beyond!)

When most people think about which plants to choose when landscaping their property or planting a garden, they focus on things that appeal to them. Brightly colored blooms and foliage of plants in the local nursery entice human eyes – … Continue reading

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Rodent Problems Must Be Managed Responsibly

Neighborhoods in the downtown area of Dover have been dealing with an influx of large numbers of rats this summer. Residents are naturally concerned with getting these populations under control. It’s important to do so, as rodents can carry disease, … Continue reading

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An Open Letter To The Joint Building Committee

We all want our children to be healthy, and playing team sports is an important part of that. We need to be sure that the playing surfaces we choose are the safest for our young athletes and for the environment … Continue reading

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2018 Curbside Weed Control

Despite the unanimous vote  by the Dover city council for a Commitment to Organic Land Management Practices this February the vendor will be spraying glyphosate based herbicide along the curb lines of our downtown area streets, sidewalks and parking areas … Continue reading

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Organic Policy Needs Work on the Seacoast

This is a joint Op Ed written with Non Toxic Portsmouth, published by Foster’s Daily Democrat on April 11th offering our assistance to the cities of Dover and Portsmouth with their organic land management programs.  Since last September, both the … Continue reading

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Are Synthetic Turf Playing Fields a Good Choice for Dover?

Recently, Foster’s Daily Democrat reported on the plan to replace Dover High School’s natural grass football field with an artificial field with encapsulated tire crumb rubber infill. It has been added to the school budget and will likely be completed by … Continue reading

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