Achieving Tangible Results for Vulnerable Communities

Charles Lee, Senior Policy Advisor Office of Environmental Justice, US EPA The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued its Environmental Justice FY2017 Progress Report today. It is noteworthy that 2017 marked the 25th anniversary of the founding of EPA’s Office of Environmental Justice. The accomplishments highlighted in the report affirm through action how, after a quarter century of progress, environmental […]

Earth Day is April 22nd – Plant something to help the environment.

If you are planning to do your part for the environment this Sunday by planting in your garden, be sure to check out the article below about UC IPM’s new insectary plants webpage by Stephanie Parreira – you will be glad you did! Home is where the habitat is: This Earth Day, consider installing insectary plants —Stephanie Parreira, UC Statewide […]

EJSCREEN: Coming to a Phone Near You

By Tai Lung EPA’s environmental justice screening and mapping tool, EJSCREEN, consistently ranks as one of the most used tools on the agency’s website. This week, EPA’s Office of Environmental Justice (OEJ) is announcing an enhancement that will make EJSCREEN even more useful. Based on requests and user When visiting EJSCREEN on a mobile device, you will be given the […]

Mapping Tool Scores Sites for Watershed Protection

  by Tom Damm Ralph Spagnolo and Ellen Bryson know their way around the state capitals in EPA’s Mid-Atlantic Region.  The regional Water Protection Division employees have been on the road helping states launch an innovative online mapping tool that prioritizes sites for watershed preservation or restoration. They will be in Dover, Delaware this week to debut the Watershed Resources […]

Hope in Kentucky Farm Country

Jeremy Hinton is an eighth-generation Kentucky farmer. He and his wife Joanna own Hinton’s Orchard and Farm Market in Hodgenville, Kentucky – the birthplace of Abraham Lincoln. “Our family came to LaRue County the same year that the Lincolns did, but we just stayed a lot longer,” he joked. Today, Hinton and his wife grow a wide variety of fruits […]

Soaking in Another Victory

by Tom Damm It’s a four-peat. For the fourth consecutive year, the University of Maryland, College Park has won high honors in EPA’s Campus RainWorks Challenge, a national collegiate competition to design the best ideas for capturing stormwater on campus before it can harm waterways. A UMD team took second place nationally in the Master Plan category for “The Champion […]

Homeowners learn landscape design basics…

UC ANR South Coast Research and Extension Center, University of California Cooperative Extension, Orange County and Irvine Ranch Water District hosted a three-part landscape design basics workshop for homeowners seeking to make landscape improvements and take advantage of rebates from their local water purveyor. The three-part Garden Design workshop series provides participants with the basic tool kit to create a […]

New Online Course from the UC ANR Statewide IPM Program – Don’t Miss Out and Stay Safe!

Dress right for work – check out the new UC IPM online course on personal protective equipment Cheryl Reynolds – UC Statewide IPM Program Spring is in full swing and summer is right around the corner. If you work in agricultural, turf, landscape, or structural settings, you are probably at your busiest. If you handle pesticides as part of your […]

Friend or Foe? Fighting the good fight..

Don’t let the next invasive specie cause damage in your landscape. Next week (June 2-10) is California Invasive Species Action Week. Whether it be plant or insect – learn how you can help fight the next invasion at UC IPM Pests in the Urban Landscape…. [Read More …] Plant Earth Water

Invasive species…not very a-peel-ing Tunyalee Martin – UC Statewide IPM Program

Citrus plants can be hosts for invasive pests. Knowing what pests are invasive and how to avoid them is an important part of nursery production. If you work in a citrus nursery, you play an important role in looking for invasive pests and protecting the nursery—and ultimately California’s citrus industry—from invasion. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is […]