NLC Presentation: Pesticides in City Parks

At tonight’s Neighborhood Leaders Council (NLC) meeting, Scott Milovich from Parks and Open Space will discuss pesticide spraying in city parks and the pesticide-free parks program. Most parks in Eugene have areas that are pesticide free.  The City’s IPM Policy creates pesticide free buffers around sensitive areas in parks.  These include a 25 foot buffer around playgrounds and exercise stations, stormwater catch basins and inlets, picnic areas, community gardens, outdoor swimming pools, wading pools, water spray features, and dog parks. Read more…


The NLC is a civic organization composed of each of Eugene’s twenty-three (23) recognized neighborhood associations. The group meets monthly to discuss current topics, learn about programs and services, work collectively on issues, share ideas and information, and to promote the interests of Eugene Neighborhood Associations.

The Eugene Neighborhood Leaders Council (NLC) meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month in the Sloat Room, on the ground floor of the Atrium Building, at 10th and Olive in downtown Eugene. All meetings are open to the public and each meeting opens with an opportunity for public comment.

The chairs of the NLC determine the agenda. Agendas and meeting minutes are available at