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Chelsea School District

Fertilizer Notice for all the Grounds at Chelsea School District.

On Monday July 11, 2022, Chelsea School District will be applying Fertilizer on the grounds, weather permitting.  In the event of inclement weather, application will take place on Tuesday July 12, 2022.

And again on Monday September 12, 2022 with a make up date of Tuesday September 13, 2022.

Fertilizer Application Notification  

All District facilities practice Integrated Pest Management to minimize the use of any pesticides on school grounds. NATURAL RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT (EXCERPT) Act 451 of 1994 PART 85 FERTILIZERS. Pesticide Control and Regulation 637, Pesticide Use has certain requirements when making a pesticide application in schools, day care centers, public buildings, or health care facilities. Requires public schools to notify parents/guardians and school employees (who have requested to be notified) at least 48 hours (two business days) prior to any pesticide applications on school grounds.  The term “pesticide” includes insecticides, herbicides, rodenticides and fungicides.  The notification requirement extends to both indoor and outdoor pesticide applications.  Excluded from the notification requirement are antimicrobials such as disinfectants, sanitizers or deodorizers, insecticide baits and rodenticide baits.

  • 500 Washington Street Athletic Fields, fence lines and landscaped areas – Baseball Fields, Softball Field, Lacrosse Field, Football Stadium, Pre-School playground area.
  • 14138 E. Old US Highway 12 – Transportation Facility - Fence lines, landscaped areas.
  • 275 N. Freer Road – Pierce Lake Elementary – Soccer Fields, Fence lines.
  • 740 N. Freer Road – Chelsea High School – Varsity Soccer Field, Practice Soccer Fields, Baseball Fields, Fence lines, Tennis Court areas, landscaped areas.
  • 445 Mayer Drive – Beach Middle School – Soccer Fields, Lacrosse Field, Basketball Courts, Tennis Courts, Baseball Fields, Fence lines and landscaped areas.
  • 699 McKinley Street – North Creek Elementary – Playground fence line area.
  • 335 Pierce Street – South Meadows Elementary – Baseball infields and fence lines, Basketball Courts areas, Playground mulch areas.

If you have any questions pertaining to this treatment, please contact: 

Ron Mills, Operations Director for Chelsea School District, 734-433-2256 rmills@chelsea.k12.mi.us

For further information pertaining to pesticides you can contact the National Pesticide Information Center at Oregon State University.  The toll free number is 800/858-7378.  The web site is www.npic.orst.edu

For additional information pertaining to pesticide use, you can contact the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD).  The MDARD’s web site is www.michigan.gov/mdard and a contact phone number for MDARD is 800/292-3939.

24-0-08 Fertilizer, Broadleaf Weed Control will be used. 

Thank you.

 

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