Allan S Taylor donated 2018-05-03 14:04:35 -0700$34,438.00 raisedGOAL: $45,000.00
Thank you for giving to our spring campaign!
Our goal is to raise $45,000 by June 15.
With these funds we will be able to:
- Continue our ability to put pressure on the government to adopt restrictions on pesticides threatening endangered salmon species.
- Work with cities and school districts to implement pesticide policies that protect children and residents from toxic chemicals.
- Organize field visits with farmers and local communities to plant beneficial insect and pollinator habitat.
A healthy climate, clean air, water, and soil are incalculable in their value to all of us. More than a BILLION POUNDS of pesticides are used annually in the United States. It's a big problem that needs a big solution.
That’s why Mountain Rose Herbs is generously supporting our work in the month of May with a $5,000 matching challenge. For every dollar you donate in May, Mountain Rose Herbs will match it, dollar for dollar!
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Allan S Taylor signed Imidacloprid Oyster Petition 2017-10-27 17:30:37 -0700Please don’t put any more pesticides in any water. Peer reviewed scientific papers state that all neonics kill land life as well as a lot of aquatic life. Save the whole environment!!!
Thank you for your interest in this petition, however, the comment period is now closed. You may read or sign, but no additional signatures will be sent to the Washington Department of Ecology at this time.
The Washington Department of Ecology is examining an application to allow an imidacloprid insecticide application to the waters of Willapa Bay and Grays Harbor. The use of imidacloprid is intended to control two native species of burrowing shrimp, ghost shrimp (Neotrypaea californiensis) and mud shrimp (Upogebia pugettensis), which are negatively affecting oyster farming.
Northwest Center for Alternatives to Pesticides (NCAP) has been following this issue. We’ve researched scientific data on this pesticide and we have reviewed the draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS). We will soon submit a comment letter which raises serious concerns about the conclusions by the Department of Ecology and possible approval of the use of imidacloprid in a tidal area.
Petition Text:156 signatures
"We, the undersigned, support efforts to protect this fragile ecosystem from a potentially dangerous pesticide application. This plan is understudied, inadequate and fails to protect community and environmental health!
We support timely efforts to expand promising alternatives to neonicotinoids and to increase their feasibility and effectiveness. Investments should be made in educational, technical, financial, policy, and market support to accelerate adoption of alternatives rather than continuing to rely on highly toxic pesticides. Research and demonstration are needed to determine and improve the most effective alternatives and their respective potential and feasibility for farms of different sizes, locations, shrimp population density, and access to equipment. The state should invest its resources in these efforts prior to and instead of allowing toxic contamination of state estuaries.
Department of Ecology must protect Washington’s water, wildlife, public health, and local economies from the harmful impacts of toxic pesticides. The future of oyster farming in Washington State depends on the industry’s ability to adopt sustainable cultural and management strategies."