Buying Bee Friendly: What It Should Mean

We know that you care about pollinators and their well-being. People are eager to know that the food they eat and the plants they buy are safe for bees. Continue reading

Rethinking the Perfectly Manicured Lawn

(By Edie Powell, Communications and Campaign Assistant) Do you wish that reducing your environmental footprint was as accessible as your front yard? Well it turns out that it is! Continue reading

Rally for Water and Wildlife

Water is truly the source for all life. Where would we be without clean water to drink? Let’s spare a few minutes to think about our fish. Oregon salmon and steelhead pass through urban, farm and forest lands during their freshwater residencies. Fry like to hang out in low-flow areas where pesticides can concentrate. In some watersheds, multiple pesticides commingle in streams downstream of urban and agricultural areas, and anything living in the water can’t avoid exposure. Continue reading

More Nurseries Support Pollinators

More and more local stores are committing to sell bee-friendly plants, untreated by a class of pesticides called neonicotinoids. Pollinators feeding on neonic-contaminated pollen or nectar can experience toxic effects at very low doses, so it’s critical to know how a flowering plant was grown before adding it to your yard. Continue reading

Take Action

Last month our suggested actions included opposing the confirmations of two nominees of concern to our work and priorities: Scott Pruitt for head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Sonny Perdue head of United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Continue reading