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Letter: City parks should be free of pesticides

August 31, 2018

I just wanted to say thank you to Rochester Parks and Recreation Department for making Diamond Ridge Park pesticide-free. I am a parent of young children, and worry every day what in the world we are doing to our environment and, subsequently, our children’s future health.

Cancer is a horrible way to die. I truly believe that what we are spraying on our parks, school playgrounds (please see the Nature Nut article this month) and yards is killing our environment, children and all living creatures. Frankly, I embrace dandelions and have not heard of anyone getting cancer from them. Please continue to keep up the pesticide-free parks!

Sara Conway, Rochester

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