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Our Mission: The Northwest Center for Alternatives to Pesticides works to protect community and environmental health and inspire the use of ecologically sound solutions to reduce the use of pesticides.

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    EPA Leaves Threatened Salmon and Steelhead Stranded

    EPA Proposes Significant Changes to Endangered Species-Pesticide Analysis Methods by Sharon Selvaggio, Healthy Wildlife & Water Program Director We need your help.  The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to weaken their evaluation protocol with a revised, weakened method for conducting “Biological Evaluations,” which is a first step in determining if endangered species might be adversely affected by pesticides. NCAP has worked for years to protect salmon and steelhead from pesticide pollution, and we are disturbed by the EPA weakening these procedures – which will result in unsafe pesticide pollution levels being ignored.
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    Protecting My Pesticide-Free Garden

    By Teresa Miller, NCAP Supporter Photo: Corn and garlic in Teresa Miller's garden One Friday morning in late June of last year, just as my heirloom corn plants were hitting their stride, I looked out the kitchen window and saw a man spraying my neighbors’ lawn with something from a tank truck, which sent clouds drifting over the fence and onto my vegetable beds.
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