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Save the Bees

Pollinators are crucial to a healthy food and ecosystem. They are increasingly being threatened by pesticide use. NCAP is working to pass federal and state laws that better protect pollinators, educating consumers about buying plants that are safe for bees, and helping plant growers and nurseries to find safer alternatives to neonicotinoids and other pesticides through research and development.

Clean Water for Salmon

Salmon are an important cultural and ecological part of our regional ecosystems. The Endangered Species Act (ESA) requires special protections for many species of salmon and steelhead. Pesticides threaten the health of Pacific salmon and steelhead and that of our waterways. NCAP, in concert with many partners, is winning changes in courts and in laws and regulation to ensure better protections for these fish and their habitat.

Healthy Kids, Healthy Schools

Children deserve a safe and healthy learning environment. Pesticides used inside and on the playground at school threaten children’s health. NCAP is helping states and communities in our region to adopt healthier policies and practices that move away from pesticides. We help schools adopt tools like Integrated Pest Management that focus on preventing pests and better understanding their biology. This way we can more effectively protect children from pests and from harms caused by pesticides.

Food & Farm Stewardship

We all value a good meal. An increasing number of us connect how we grow our food to the impact agriculture has on the environment, human health, and the health of our communities. More than 70 percent of pesticides are used in agriculture and that leads to problems for those working in the industry, and for our health and that of the wildlife, water and soil. Through farmer-to-farmer learning, research and demonstration, training, and policy change, NCAP is changing the way we look at diseases and pests in agriculture.

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  • commented 2016-09-30 16:10:13 -0700
    More than sure, children being taught the right way today gives us hope that in the future something might be better, unfortunately people are not aware of some actions that they take.

    #forabetterfuture
  • commented 2016-07-08 15:21:14 -0700
    A recent study of the status of pollinators in North America by the National Academy of Sciences found that populations of honey bees (which are not native to North America) and some wild pollinators are declining. Declines in wild pollinators may be a result of habitat loss and degradation, while declines in managed bees is linked to disease (introduced parasites and pathogens). #savethebees
  • commented 2015-09-04 21:35:11 -0700
    Thank you for your great work. We have a huge problem here where we live in Southern Oregon. Public officials are spraying pesticides onto the home owners’ properties from the street. Each time they spray the frog sounds are gone and it takes a long time until a few frogs come back. Two squirrels are gone as well after they last sprayed about 2 weeks ago. I don’t know who to contact. The governmental officials keep telling me to call a different number and nobody is taking any responsibility for anything.