Glyphosate and other pesticides in vernal pools and streams in parks
Vernal pools are sensitive environments that provide critical habitats for many species, including amphibians. In 2005 and 2006, water samples were collected from vernal pools and adjacent flowing waters in Parks in Iowa, Washington, D.C., and Maryland, prior to and just after the local use of glyphosate. Results indicate that vernal pools and adjacent streams can be contaminated by the use of herbicides within Parks to control weeds in cropped areas or noxious or nonindigenous plants. Contamination also originates from pesticide use occurring outside Park boundaries.
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