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The Town Needs Your Help - Tips for Using Leaf Blowers

Post Date:06/19/2018 8:30 AM

The Town Needs Your Help - Tips for Using Leaf Blowers

In response to interest from your neighbors, the Town worked with members of the Sustainability & Environmental Resources Committee to put together a flyer on “Tips for Using Leaf Blowers.” This is the first part of an ongoing effort to transition from gas-powered to electric leaf blowers in town, and we are asking for your help and input!

Although leaf blowers can be an effective time management tool, we regularly hear from residents about how their use in Portola Valley has significant impacts on your quality of life. While all leaf-blowers have impacts, gas-powered leaf blowers generate more noise and toxic particulates.

The Leaf Blower flyer outlines tips on how to use all leaf blowers and makes a case for switching to an electric leaf blower. It’s in English and Spanish and we are hoping you will share it with your friends, neighbors, gardeners and landscape professionals! We also ask that you consider meaningful incentives for you and/or your gardener to switch to an electric leaf blower that the Town could implement.

Please send your ideas and comments to!

Download the flyer here:

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