Author Archives: NonToxicDoverNH

About NonToxicDoverNH

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

2019 Curbside Weed Control

In the past, the city has hired vendors to spray herbicides along approximately 30 miles of curb lines of our downtown area streets, sidewalks and parking areas on or around the first week of June, July, August, and September. Because … Continue reading

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3 Questions to Ask When Choosing a Lawn Company

Finding a good organic lawn care company can be tough. Many companies offer organic programs – or even have the word organic in their name – but when you investigate further, you find they are anything but! What should we … Continue reading

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Dover Continues With Toxic Turf Program

Just when things were looking so good. There were two bid proposals* submitted for Organic Turf Services this season, with one exceedingly high at $232,629.56 and the other coming in at $99,305. 2019 B19043 Results¬† The first bid was from … Continue reading

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Dover’s School Athletic Fields: Triple the Price, Still Not Organic!

We received word from the school district’s Facilities Director recently that the subcontractor will be proceeding with their turf management program as illustrated in the document below. It’s mostly organic this year, but mostly organic still isn’t organic! This isn’t … Continue reading

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Rodent Family Planning

It’s spring and residents are seeing rats out and about in some Dover neighborhoods again. This is indicative of a large population, and clearly multiple measures will be needed to control the problem. First and foremost, removing sources of food, … Continue reading

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Dover School District Disappoints Us Once Again

The city of Dover is doing an amazing job getting everything in place to implement our organic policy this year. ¬†They are working with Chip Osborne and the non profit group Beyond Pesticides who are helping them with a free … Continue reading

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Portsmouth Synthetic Turf Field Safety Testing Methods In Question

In response to the city of Dover considering a synthetic turf field at Dover high school, our founder placed an information request to learn about a nearby field. Portsmouth has a synthetic turf football field at their high school. This … Continue reading

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