Maryland Pesticide Education Network
On May 27, 2016, Maryland became the first state in the country to pass a law restricting all consumer use of neonicotinoid pesticides.
The Pollinator Protection Act, which goes into effect January 1, 2018, prohibits the use of neonicotinoid-containing products for outdoor use.
The nationally ground-breaking law is an important step to protect pollinators and our food supply. We are deeply grateful to our bill sponsors, Del. Anne Healey, Sen. Shirley Nathan Pullman, our legislative champions, House Environment and Transportation Committee Chair Del. Kumar Barve, Vice Chair Del. Dana Stein, Senate Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee Chair, Sen. Joan Carter-Conway and Vice Chair Sen. Paul Pinsky, and all the legislators that strongly supported this law. We are also grateful to all of you who in some way helped make this important legislation a reality.
Here’s a recent Washington Post story on the bill/law and how to protect pollinators in your garden from neonics.To read more Click Here.