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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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    Oppose EPA Efforts to Weaken Washington State’s Water Quality Standards

    By Glen Spain, NW Regional Director, Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen’s Associations (PCFFA) More methylmercury. More arsenic. More polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). If we value human health, why on Earth would EPA significantly increase the allowed amounts of three of the most dangerous and persistent chemicals known – along with more lead and various industrial chemicals – in the water we drink, the lakes in which we swim, the rivers from which we fish and the fish we eat?
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    Pesticide-Free Oregon City – Ten Years On

    By Francesca Anton, NCAP supporter It is May 2030.  Springtime has now reached the outer edges of its big burst of glory in Oregon City.    As with so many other cities in the U.S. and around the world, residents in every neighborhood here are enjoying the fruits of their efforts after making a collaborative commitment just over a decade ago to develop native garden habitat and discontinue the use of toxic pesticides at home, inside and out.   
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