I live about two blocks, maybe three from Baltimore Harbor (MD, US). Just this past week I saw a neighbor, fortunate enough to have a driveway, spraying Roundup weed killer in her driveway to kill the weeds. I have a problem with this.
1) I used to live two blocks from the Chesapeake Bay, which is in so extremely poor health, it is ridiculous
2) I participate in an Oyster Gardening program to grow oysters to put back into the bay on protected reefs so they can filter our waters and try to restore them and I'm trying to establish a garden on the harbor.
3) I am an animal friend ( I have two dogs). I have never, even when I had a yard and garden, used anything remotely toxic to animals, let's not mention ground water runoff into the bay.
I wanted to kindly ask her if she "knew" what she was doing, but in my furious state, chose to go inside and fume for a while over it for fear that I would totally stick my foot in "it."
What can we do to get people to understand the impact that pesticides and herbacides have on our ecosystem? Anybody else see something similar? How did you handle it?