Building Upon a Legacy

By Ashley Chesser, Executive Director Last May, I had the sad privilege of looking through NCAP’s archives for newspaper clippings, photos and other memorabilia detailing the contributions of Bonnie Hill. Bonnie had recently passed away and, at the request of her community, her family was putting together a remembrance room at the Alsea, Oregon library.  Continue reading

NCAP Announces New Executive Director

The NCAP Board of Directors is thrilled to announce that we’ve hired Ashley Chesser as NCAP's new Executive Director, effective January 1, 2020! Continue reading

Farewell to Megan and Daniel

As we wrap up 2019, it is with much appreciation and well wishes that we say goodbye to two key NCAP staff members. Continue reading

NCAP Gives Thanks for Farmers

By Teresa Miller, NCAP Supporter During this season of thanksgiving, NCAP gives thanks for the farmers, farmworkers, and food advocates who help nourish our communities. Farming and food service represent difficult, demanding industries with slim margins. We’re particularly thankful for those who, despite the pressures to replace human labor with chemical inputs, continue to grow and serve food with an emphasis on human health and environmental sustainability. Continue reading

EPA Rollbacks Chip Away at Protections from Pesticides

You’ve likely seen the news over the past several months about U.S. Environmental Protection Agency actions that undermine environmental protections, rather than strengthen them. NCAP is disturbed by this incongruous pattern. In this article we spotlight the many actions the EPA has recently taken to deregulate human and environmental protections from toxic pesticides. While federal action can put communities at great risk of harm from pesticides, we also want to showcase wins at the state level that have improved community protections and share what action you can take for this important cause. Continue reading