Back to School: Join the Call to Protect Students

(By Megan Dunn, Healthy People and Communities Program Director)  Across the country over 50 million kids are heading back to school–and they need you to advocate for healthy standards! Continue reading

A Perfect Pairing

Perched on a hill in Dundee, Oregon, Cameron Winery provided spectacular views of the valley for NCAP’s recent Dinner in the Vineyard event. Guests shared a gorgeous summer evening of wine, food and stories with their vintner hosts John Paul and Teri Wadsworth. Continue reading

Supporting Sustainable Agriculture Producers

This month, the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) held a summer meeting on August 7-10 in Orono, ME. NSAC advocates for federal policy reform for the sustainability of food systems, natural resources, and rural communities. NCAP partners with NSAC to advocate for policies and programs that promote agricultural practices to conserve our soil, water, wildlife habitat, and energy resources. Continue reading

Stronger Implementation

NCAP Successfully Opposes Efforts to Weaken Oregon’s Aerial Spraying Rules (By Sharon Selvaggio and Megan Dunn)  In June 2016, Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) finalized rules addressing aerial pesticide spraying. NCAP’s involvement helped to ensure the rule reflects the values of Oregonians and helps to safeguard the health of their communities. The final rule OAR 603-057-0108 reflected NCAP’s comments, and will help ensure that spray operators are held to high standards in the law addressing training prior to being issued an aerial pesticide applicator’s certificate.  Continue reading

Video Series: All-Seasons Approach to Monitoring and Managing Spotted Wing Drosophila
In English & Spanish

Widen your focus to include proactive approaches for managing spotted wing drosophila throughout the year! View the following videos taken from a webinar hosted by NCAP on April 12, 2016. Continue reading