Pinole's Use of Herbicides

Use of Herbicides

Spray Activities Description

The City of Pinole Public Works Department addresses vegetation management through an IVM or Integrated Vegetation Management process. The IVM uses mechanical, biological, and chemical activities to manage vegetation throughout the City.

The application of herbicides throughout the City is designed to address undesirable vegetation growth in the City’s Parks, facilities, and right of ways. The herbicides used in the IVM have been selected to produce the desired result while keeping the public, employees, and the environment safe. The recommendations are created for the City by a licensed Pesticide Control Advisor and reviewed by the Contra Costa County Agricultural Department. All Public Works staff are trained annually in the safe application of all the herbicides that the Public Works uses on City property.

The Public Works Department is inspected annually by the CCC Agricultural Department for all regulatory compliance.