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Pesticide News Story: Environmental Stewardship Champions Recognized for Reducing Pesticide Risk

For Release: December 23, 2008

A blueprint for protecting pollinators (honeybees, butterflies, etc.), sustainable winegrowing, and reduced pesticide use in schools were among the projects that received recognition as Pesticide Environmental Stewardship Program (PESP) Champions for their efforts to promote environmental stewardship and reduce pesticide risk in 2008. EPA’s PESP has recognized six members for their innovative efforts:

PESP Champions were self-nominated and -selected through an evaluation of their efforts to improve the economic benefits associated with IPM adoption, reduce the risk to human health through IPM practices, reduce the risk to the environment through best management practices, and participate in education and outreach activities. More information on the accomplishments of the 2008 PESP Champions is available on the Web site.

PESP goal is to reduce pesticide risk through the adoption of innovative pest control practices such as IPM, and the use of biological pesticides. IPM is an effective and environmentally sensitive approach to pest management that relies on a combination of common-sense practices.

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