Posted by ICCRR in News on 3/5/2018

The University of Northern Iowa’s "Good Neighbor Iowa" initiative is a statewide public education campaign to reduce children’s exposure to commonly-used lawn pesticides. It involves school districts, park managers, child care businesses and other community leaders who are demonstrating that it is possible and practical to manage large areas of turf without the use of pesticides (weed killers, insecticides, or fungicides).

Healthy Child Care Iowa (HCCI) has worked with Good Neighbor Iowa to develop a Lawn Care and Pest Management Policy available for child care businesses. Child care programs adopting the Pest Management Policy will receive Good Neighbor Iowa materials, a brochure about pesticide free lawn, state-wide recognition as a pesticide-free child care business, as well as “Pesticide Free” yard signage.

  • Take the Lawn Care and Pest Management Policy Online Pledge here.
  • Visit the Good Neighbor Iowa website here.
  • Review the Lawn Care and Pest Management Policy posted on the HCCI website here.
  • Contact Good Neighbor Iowa by email at, or by phone at (319) 273-7150.



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