Integrated Pest Management (IPM)

County of Marin is a leader in ecologically sound Integrated Pest Management (IPM).

Marin County Parks oversees landscape and structural IPM at 148 county sites with minimal use of pesticides, protecting people and the environment.

2021 IPM Achievement Award Nominations

Each year the IPM Commission recognizes individuals and organizations that demonstrate innovation, knowledge, skill, leadership, inspiration, and courage in pursuing new systems of pest management that result in reduction in pesticide use within Marin County. The public is invited to submit nominations annually.

Submit a nomination for the 2021 IPM Achievement Award. The nomination deadline is October 30, 2021.

2020 IPM Annual Report

In February, the Marin County Board of Supervisors accepted the IPM annual report. The following achievements are highlighted for 2020:

  • Zero use of glyphosate and rodenticide at all 147 sites.
  • 130 sites successfully managed without pesticide.
  • Total amount of conventional and organic pesticide use decreased in volume.
  • In a year of changing conditions, volunteers, staff, and contractors adapted and continued advancing IPM goals.
  • County staff continued piloting the use of new and innovative products.

Read the 2020 IPM Annual Report PDF

For questions about the IPM program contact Parks Superintendent Jim Chayka.