Join panelists from communities around the country to learn about the innovative approaches they have taken to reduce pesticide use and protect pollinators. Communities have tackled pesticides in a wide range of ways, from implementing integrated pest management plans on city land, to educating neighbors about how to take an ecological approach to mosquito control, to galvanizing community support for state legislative efforts. In this webinar, you will hear from three communities about their successes and challenges in addressing pesticide use. We hope this will inspire you to consider creative ways to reduce pesticide use in your own community and beyond.
This webinar will be recorded and available on our YouTube channel. Closed Captioning will be available during this webinar.
Jesse Cary-Hobbs, Eugene, Oregon, City of Eugene Parks Natural Areas Operations Supervisor. Jesse oversees Eugene’s integrated pest management (IPM) policy for all of the city’s parks. He will give an overview of Eugene’s prevention-based IPM policy.
Peter Helfrich, Decatur, Georgia, Bee City USA Decatur Chairperson. Peter is the chair of Beecatur, Decatur’s Bee City USA affiliate chapter. He will be discussing their educational efforts around residential mosquito spraying.
Anita Amstutz, Albuquerque, New Mexico, Bee City USA Albuquerque. Anita is a backyard beekeeper and member of Albuquerque’s Bee City USA affiliate chapter, the first in the Southwest. She will talk about how their chapter is engaging in state legislative efforts to reduce pesticide use.
Sarah Hoyle, Pesticide Program Specialist, Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation