Farming without Chlorpyrifos

(By Ashley Chesser, Executive Director) I signed in and grabbed a seat before the room filled and a crowd stood bunched up at the entry. For an action that should be pretty straightforward ­­– preventing brain damage and cancer in children and farmworkers – it remains a contentious issue. This was my second time testifying at the Oregon Capitol for a bill to ban the insecticide chlorpyrifos, and it wouldn’t be the last. Continue reading

Washington State Takes Action to Protect People from Chlorpyrifos

Exposure to neurotoxic pesticide chlorpyrifos can cause permanent health damage to babies and children. NCAP joined Columbia Legal Services, Earthjustice, Toxic-Free Future, United Farm Workers, and Community to Community in a coalition of organizations that helped advocate against continued use of chlorpyrifos. Continue reading

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