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3326Fwd: Pesticide Program Update: EPA Releases Best Practices Guidance and Hosts Webinars on Reducing Pesticide Use and Saving Money in Schools

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  • Mansel Adelbert Nelson
    Aug 15, 2014


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      From: "Barta, Juliann" <Barta.Juliann@...>
      Subject: Pesticide Program Update: EPA Releases Best Practices Guidance and Hosts Webinars on Reducing Pesticide Use and Saving Money in Schools
      Date: August 15, 2014 at 2:27:27 PM MST
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      From: Dawn H. Gouge [mailto:dhgouge@...] 
      Sent: Friday, August 15, 2014 8:19 AM
      To: Dawn H. Gouge
      Subject: Pesticide Program Update: EPA Releases Best Practices Guidance and Hosts Webinars on Reducing Pesticide Use and Saving Money in Schools
       
       

       

        EPA Pesticide Program Updates

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           From EPA's Office of Pesticide Programs 

           www.epa.gov/pesticides

      August 15, 2014

      In This Update:

      EPA Releases Best Practices Guidance and Hosts Webinars on Reducing Pesticide Use and Saving Money in Schools

      To help school administrators and staff reduce pesticide use and costs, EPA has released “Model Pesticide Safety and IPM Guidance Policy.” EPA will also launch a series of webinars beginning on August 20, 2014.

      The guidance document and webinars will help school districts adopt a proactive approach to pest control including offering models for policies, procedures, program oversight and plans for implementing Integrated Pest Management. Specifically, the webinars will address the following topics:  

      • School Community Mosquito IPM, scheduled for Wednesday, August 20, at 2 pm Eastern time
      • Creating Tick-Safe Schools Using IPM, scheduled for Tuesday, September 30 at 2 pm Eastern time
      • The Basics of School IPM 
      • Managing Outdoor Pests of Schools Using IPM 
      • Bed Bugs in Schools 
      • Keeping Rodents out of Your School 
      • Dealing with Nuisance Birds around Schools

      Register for our first webinar, to be held on August 20, about using mosquito IPM around schools:https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/405236737. 
      Find information about future webinars: http://www.epa.gov/pestwise/events/sipm-webinars.html 
      Learn more about IPM in Schools: http://www.epa.gov/pestwise/ipminschools/ andhttp://www.epa.gov/pestwise/ipminschools/implementation.html 
      Watch this short video from the Colorado School IPM Coalition to learn more about IPM:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6TSJaDtqAeY.


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      Mansel Nelson
      Senior Program Coordinator
      Tribal Environmental Education Outreach 
      928-523-1275
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