Oregon Pesticide Action Coalition
Bianca Ballara, Dr. Ray Seidler, Kathryn Rosquette, Laura Bee, Elise Higley, Tom Hitchcock, Alisa Sawich, Alexandra Schenck, Free Walker, Tuula Rebhahn, Cara Cruickshank, Kristina Lefever, and Matt Sheehan (not pictured).
The Oregon Pesticide Action Coalition (OPAC) is a statewide grassroots network of Oregonians impacted and concerned about various types of pesticide drift, run-off and residual contaminants that affect public health, drinking water and watersheds, wildlife and ecosystems. Beyond Toxics facilitates a monthly video conference meeting for our coalition members throughout the state to discuss current and ongoing pesticide use issues in communities around Oregon. Our goal is to join together to work on meaningful solutions to these issues.
OPAC builds leadership for pesticide reform by assisting with direct action campaigns – mostly for small towns and rural communities who are fighting to protect themselves, their families and their local environment from pesticide drift and run-off. Beyond Toxics believes that developing a statewide voice, sharing the experiences of rural residents and supporting these grassroots efforts is critical to advancing change.
HOW WE STARTED
OPAC was first established as a Oregon Pesticides Action Working Group (OPAWG) by Beyond Toxics and residents from eleven Oregon rural communities based on a Statement of Guiding Principles we presented to the State of Oregon urging the State to protect citizens from chemical trespass from pesticides.
HOW TO GET INVOLVED
If you would like to get involved with OPAC send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org along with a request to participate. Please be sure to include a short message about yourself and why you would like to participate along with your contact information.
Read more about our Resilient Forestry Project
Read our Oregon Department of Transportation report
Pesticide Reform Action page (and sign our Pesticide Reform Statement of Principles form)
Pesticide Reform Resources
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