Lawn Ranger Volunteer Training
Schongalla, Todd; Lee, James; Heller, Joe; Keith, Marjorie; Dampier, Jason
CCE of Westchester and Putnam counties seeks to protect drinking water and human health by training homeowners in best management practices for the use of pesticides and fertilizers through the implementation of the Lawn Ranger Volunteer Training Program. With the help of Dr. Frank Rossi, Evie Gussack and Cornell Media Services, we have developed a new consumer-oriented lawn care training program that will be delivered by a corps of CCE trained volunteer educators. After receiving training, our Lawn Ranger Volunteers will provide free educational programs focusing on establishment and maintenance of healthy lawns with an emphasis on environmental stewardship. Two goals will be paramount: reducing pesticide and fertilizer use, and helping homeowners understand how their lawn care practices affect water quality.
New York State IPM Program
Community IPM; Communication; Turfgrass; Water; Humans or Pets