New Tools for Bed Bug Management
NCAP has new resources available for preventing bed bug problems and pesticide use...and you can get them for free!
The first item is a poster that encourages renters to report bed bugs immediately and avoid using total release foggers (or "bug bombs"). The 11 x 17 poster is available in three formats:
- A photoshop file that you can modify to include a phone number
- A simple PDF
- A physical poster you can request from NCAP (while supplies last - send orders to email@example.com)
The second is short video on bed bugs called, "Managing Bed Bugs Without Harmful Pesticides."
This video discusses non-pesticidal strategies for preventing and managing bed bugs in apartment housing. It includes information about potential health risks of foggers, bug bombs, and other chemicals commonly used for bed bug treatment. It is useful for property managers and landlords, tenants, and health and human service providers.
2014 National Pesticide Forum Registration
Portland State University Place Hotel & Conference Center
April 11 - 12, 2014
NCAP is partnering with Beyond Pesticides to co-convene the 32nd Annual National Pesticide Forum in Portland, Oregon. The conference will be held at the Portland State University Place Hotel and Conference Center, on April 11 - 12, 2014. You can register online now!
This year's theme is Advancing Sustainable Communities: People, Pollinators and Practices. Confirmed speakers include:
- Pierre Mineau, Ph.D., a leading researcher and author detailing the impacts of insecticides on birds.
- State Representative Jeff Reardon (D-Portland), a sponsor for legislation in Oregon that will better regulate neonicotinoid pesticides.
- Fred Kirschenmann, a longtime national and international leader in sustainable and organic agriculture.
- James R. Roberts, MD, MPH, FAAP, lead author of the landmark policy statement, Pesticide Exposure in Children by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).
- Lani Malmberg, Beyond Pesticides board member and owner of Ewe4ic Ecological Services, a business offering vegetation management through goat grazing.
- Michael Skinner, Ph.D., a biologist specializing in epigenetics and the author of a landmark study on the transgenerational impacts of DDT exposure.
- George Kimbrell, the Senior Attorney at Center for Food Safety and a strong voice in the battles around GMO deregulation and pesticide impacts on bees.
NCAP urges you to take action on the Saving America's Pollinators Act (HR 2692), a bill that would require EPA to re-evaluate the impacts of neonicotinoid pesticides on bees. Your involvement is crucial, it is already making a difference.
Thanks to your comments and calls, 55 Federal Representatives have now co-sponsored HR 2692, the Saving America's Pollinators Act!
The Plight of the Bumble Bee
Honey bees have been getting lots of media attention, but did you know that bumble bee colonies are also facing alarming declines? This loss of bumble bees could have severe consequences for native ecosystems. Learn more about the bumble bee and how you can be a pollinator protector in this article
by Matt Miller, Senior Science Writer for the Nature Conservancy.
Welcome Laurele, Megan and Ashley!
NCAP is proud to announce several awesome additions to our staff!
Laurele Fulkerson joined the NCAP staff in February 2014 as our new Healthy Wildlife and Water Program Director. Laurele leads NCAP’s efforts to protect salmon and pollinators from the harms of pesticides. She has over a decade of experience working on conservation policy issues for non-profits, including six years working with The Wild Salmon Center to develop federal strategies to conserve healthy wild salmon ecosystems. She is based in Portland, Oregon.
In March, NCAP welcomed Megan Dunn as the new Healthy People and Communities Program Director. Megan has a long history of environmental advocacy, including work with the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and Rainforest Action Network (RAN). For several years she also spearheaded efforts to create a pesticide-free park program in her home town of Everett, Washington, where she is currently based.
Ashley Chesser also came to NCAP in March as our new Communications and Outreach Coordinator. Before joining NCAP she worked in graphic design/marketing for the outdoor gear industry and previously as a crew leader for the Montana Conservation Corps. She holds a degree in graphic design from Portland State University and is based in Eugene, OR.
Over half a million signatures delivered to EPA urging action on neonicotinoids.
Glyphosate restrictions sought to protect struggling monarch butterflies.
You've probably seen ads lately for pesticide products targeting moss in your lawn or on your roof. Not only are these products potentially hazardous, they are also often inaffective. Check out our tips for healthy ways to deal with moss around your home.
Moss in Lawns
Moss on Roofs
This month, NCAP gave a talk on pesticide risks and alternatives as part of a riparian stewardship workshop with Eugene Water & Electric Board
. NCAP is eager to speak with your class, business, community group, or organization too! Contact us through firstname.lastname@example.org and book us for a talk!
Volunteering and Internships
Passionate about pesticide issues? You can protect the environment by volunteering with NCAP.
We currently have internship openings for:
Video Production Assistant
Do you have a business? See NCAP's Business League roster to learn more about becoming an NCAP Business League member. Join the growing list of businesses that are standing up for a healthy
NCAP is a proud member of EarthShare Oregon, a network of 80 conservation and health groups that work to promote clean air, healthy streams, safe habitat, secure food sources, and more.
You can engage with EarthShare Oregon at your workplace to support environmental causes in your community, across Oregon, and around the world. See what member groups were able to accomplish just last year: