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NCAP is the leading Northwest voice for alternatives to pesticides.

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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Our health and communities are worth protecting from harm. A healthy climate, clean air, water, and soil are incalculable in their value to all of us. Without them our very survival is at risk. According to the Environmental Protection Agency more than one billion pounds of pesticides are used annually in the United States. This includes insecticides, herbicides, rodenticides, fungicides, and more. 

The phrase “Break the Billion” is a thread that runs through all of NCAP’s work. It reminds us that everything we do, small or large, to choose healthier alternatives over pesticides leads to fewer pesticides used and less risk and harm caused.  

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    Joy That Comes from Surviving Darkest of Times

    (Written by Katherine Jones and originally published in the Idaho Statesman) (Bill and Laurie Enger in "happier times.") “When I was trying to educate myself, your organization (NCAP) was most kind and helpful.”  –Laurie Enger   In 1994, Laurie Enger had a common and annoying problem in her Boise, Idaho home: ants. She didn’t think much of it until her daughter thought they might be carpenter ants, which chew tunnels through wood and can cause considerable damage. Laurie called a nationally known exterminator. 
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    NCAP Recognizes 2015 Rachel Carson Award Winners

    NCAP was pleased to present three Rachel Carson Award Winners for 2015 in each of our program areas. Read on to hear about the amazing work of our Healthy Food & Farms Program Winners Fred and Judy Brossy. Find out more about our other award winners at the end of this article.
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