2015 Pesticide Collection Event in Polk County!!!

Dallas Registration Form Pesticide Collection Event

This is a one-time, anonymous pesticide waste collection event for farmers, growers, and other commercial and institutional operations located in

Polk, Marion, Lincoln, Benton, Linn and Yamhill counties.0-Flyer 4.10.15_FINAL

Remember: No Spray Buffers!!!

SalmonBuffersOutreachNo-spray buffers along designated salmon-bearing waterways in Washington, Oregon and California are currently required for pesticides containing any of the following active ingredients:

bromoxynil, carbaryl, chlorpyrifos, diazinon, malathion, methomyl,metolachlor, prometryn, and 1,3-dichloropropene.

The attached graphic file is designed as a quick reference for pesticide applicators, and is a reminder that buffers are required specifically for salmon and steelhead protection:

http://www2.epa.gov/endangered-species/salmon-mapper

The graphic has live links that get people to the EPA Salmon Mapper site, which is a great reference for figuring out exactly where the buffers apply. Links to the state pesticide regulatory agencies are also provided.

These buffer zones will remain in place for carbaryl, chlorpyrifos, diazinon, malathion, and methomyl until EPA implements any necessary protections for Pacific salmon and steelhead based on reinitiated consultations with the National Marine Fisheries Services. Buffer zones for the remaining four chemicals will remain in place until final Biological Opinions are completed.

 

Woodland Management

A basic forestry short course in Dallas

Dates: Wednesdayindex2s April 8, 15, 22, 29, with a Saturday field trip May 9 (9 am – 3 pm)

Time: Wednesday evenings 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Location: Polk County Extension, 289 E. Ellendate Ave., Suite 301, Dallas

Cost: $40.00 individual or $50.00 share with partner

Pre-registration required. Register online for Dallas class, see flyer for additional details

Questions contact Jody or call 541-766-6750

Meet our new Board Member

11mcKibbens04_t670Read this great article from Jolene Guzman at the Polk Itemizer-Observer about our new board member, David McKibben.

http://www.polkio.com/news/2015/mar/18/finding-balance

 

 

 

 

Photo by Jolene Guzman