On October 29, 2018, Kristi will speak at an important forum in Milwaukee, WI. We are so proud of the fact that Kristi's efforts in Park Ridge are recognized beyond our community. The Midwest Grows Green Lawn & Land Forum is a collaborative effort coordinated by advocacy experts and sponsors in the turf management industry. It's an annual event to document, summarize, and improve the state of Integrated Pest Management and Natural Lawn Care policies and practices locally, regionally, and nationally. All summaries, findings, and resources developed from this forum will remain open source to turf managers, policymakers, and individuals interested in applying IPM policies and programs to their work. Maine Park (pictured) has been our first official Pesticide Free Park in Park Ridge.
GGPR: Do you see important connections with the role you play in our community and our future on this planet?
Kristi: Absolutely! The decisions made regarding maintenance of the Parks impacts the users of our Parks, my staff that maintain the Parks and the future of our planet. When decisions are being made regarding products to use on the Parks, great care and much thought is put into making those decisions.
GGPR: Would you like others in our community to know more about your efforts?
Kristi: I think that word regarding our efforts to be environmentally responsible in the care of our parks is spreading more each year. We hope this will allow the users of our parks to feel safe in using our parks. We also hope that by setting a good example and sharing knowledge, we can help residents decide what is right for their families in regard to turf care at their own homes.
Take a look at what your neighbors are doing for Park Ridge sustainability!