In the News
Josephine County, OR Measure 17-63 would ban all pesticides. Learn why that would create a public health crisis. Click HERE.
60 House Democrats Seek Tight Restrictions From EPA on Use of Neonicotinoid Pesticides. Sept. 30, Blooomberg — Sixty House Democrats are calling on the Environmental Protection Agency to severely restrict the use of neonicotinoid pesticides, which have been linked to widespread drops in the population of pollinator insects such as bees and butterflies. Read MORE.
KEZI 9 News : New Rabies Cases in Benton County. There have been two cases of rabid bats within the last week. Read more.
ODA lab analysis shows no evidence linking honeybee deaths to pesticides. Laboratory analysis of dead honeybee samples taken from hives in Clackamas County this summer show no detection of pesticides. According to the Oregon Department of Agriculture, which conducted the testing and analysis, other factors are likely to be responsible for the death of thousands of bees from colonies owned by four local beekeepers. Read MORE.
EPA Launches Pesticide Ingredient Website. Aug. 1 — A resource directory containing information on pesticide active and inert ingredients is now available at EPA's website. Click HERE for the directory
OPCA's newsletter, Crack and Crevice for September 2014 is ready. Get the latest updates from OPCA! Click HERE: CC Sept 2014_small.pdf
OPCA gets a new number! 503-363-4345. The old number will be forwarded until Oct 1.
Check out our Google Map showing locations of OPCA members. Click HERE.
OPCA Awards $1,000 Scholarship to Shastina Meyer. Shastina was nominated by Valley Inspections and Pests, Inc., Grants Pass, OR. Congrats Shastina!
OPCA Board Meetings are open to all members. Contact the office to participate. The next meeting is October 15 at 7 am by teleconference.