2002 News Releases
Oregon Sustainable Vinyard Program Receives Award for Environmental Stewardship
Release Date: 12/19/2002
Contact Information: Dave Deegan
|Awards Given to 18 for Significan Achievements in Pesticide Environmental Stewardship|
EPA's Pesticide Environmental Stewardship Program (PESP) has selected 18 members of the program as "PESP Champions" of 2002. The Pesticide Environmental Stewardship Program is a voluntary program that forms partnerships with pesticide users to reduce the health and environmental risks associated with pesticide use and implement pollution prevention strategies.
The Champions were selected based on their outstanding efforts promoting integrated pest management (IPM) and toward advancing pollution prevention. They are also being honored for their extraordinary level of commitment to protecting human health and the environment. The PESP Champions employed most or all of the following IPM strategies to reduce the health and environmental risks associated with pesticide use:
PESP was established in 1994 with 10 charter partners; today there are more than 130 members nationwide. For more information on EPA's Pesticide Environmental Stewardship Program, see: http://www.epa.gov/oppbppd1/PESP/ .