Gypsy moth spraying delayed by equipment malfunction (April 17, 2016) – Oregonian
The Oregon Department of Agriculture’s “professional” spray over North Portland went awry! Equipment Failure! The Department released a statement saying that 250 gallons of pesticide were dumped by the helicopter in an industrial area of Linnton and another 250 gallons of the pesticide were released over a field near Scappoose. This “accident” reaffirms that helicopter sprays are indeed ultra-hazardous activities – and are not justified. – Lisa Arkin on Facebook
The scheduled plan will be to start with the high density housing areas St. Johns on Saturday (4/16) and work through the Port of Portland and West Hayden Island. On Sunday (4/17) we will start in Port of Vancouver and along HWY 30 and then move into Zone B, which includes West German Town Road, Linton Park and Forest Park Neighborhoods. Treatments will occur between the hours of 6 AM – 9AM (weather dependent).
Please visit this interactive map for more precise details
The Zone Map Estimate 4-14 (below) is preliminary and dependent upon weather:
Scheduled robo call/ text/ and email notifications will be alerting subscribers this afternoon, Friday, and the when treatments are concluded on Saturday, and Sunday.
The 211 Info AGM information has been moved to main menu and is in the process of being updated to include Sunday’s treatment information.
Community notifications (schools, day cares, trail signs, parks, food banks) are currently in progress.
If you want up to date information please follow the Oregon Department of Agriculture Twitter account @ORagriculture.