Rachel Carson Award Winners 2017

NCAP is pleased to announce our Rachel Carson Award Winners for 2017!  NCAP’s Rachel Carson award highlights efforts to reduce and eliminate pesticides in ways that protect community and environmental health. Join us in honoring these amazing individuals at our Healthy Harvest Celebration on October 7th in Eugene! We will also have a house party in Seattle this fall to honor our Washington awardees.   Continue reading

Supporting a Diverse Populace for a Sustainable Future

On August 12, white supremacists descended upon Charlottesville, Virginia and counterprotesters standing for justice were injured or killed during the event. First and foremost, our hearts are with the families of Heather Heyer and with those injured in this terrible tragedy. Continue reading

Natural Yellowjacket Control Part 2: The Good, The Bad and the Silly

Summer is waning and with food sources becoming scarce, yellowjackets are aggressive. Late summer is an especially good time to trap hungry yellowjackets bothering your outdoor activities (read about traps here). But to really stop the angry buzz, removing the nest is key. This guest post was written by NCAP supporter Aaron Walton. Aaron shares tips from his experience managing yellowjackets on his 2.5 acre property near Eugene, Oregon. Continue reading

Cleaner Water for a Keen Sense of Smell

(By Sharon Selvaggio, Healthy Wildlife and Water Program Director)"My smeller’s so keen that it just can’t be beat.” One of my favorite Dr. Seuss stories is The Big Brag. A rabbit brags he can hear a fly cough 90 miles away, prompting a bear to best him by claiming he smells a stale egg 600 miles away. A worm puts the argument to rest by popping out of the ground and boasting he can see all the way around the world. I remember puzzling over it when young. How could one see all around the world exactly? Continue reading

Pest Management Guide

  At NCAP, we aim to empower constituents to research and employ alternatives to pesticides. Use this guide to help you in your quest to manage pests without pesticides! NCAP has limited staff and resources and by researching your own solutions, you save NCAP time and money that we can use to focus on advocating, researching and hosting educational events about alternatives to pesticides.  Continue reading