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Aerial Spraying, the Backstory

and a Hopeful Future

a webinar with Lisa Arkin, Executive Director of Beyond Toxics
Thursday, March 9th from 6:00pm to 7:15pm PST
The Oregon Chapter Sierra Club Forest Team invites you to learn about the impacts of aerial spraying of toxic herbicides on Oregon's industrial forestlands, the history of the fight to end these harms, and what we can do to keep this work moving forward.

Our presenter will be Lisa Arkin, Executive Director of the Eugene, Oregon-based environmental justice nonprofit Beyond Toxics.

Lisa is a long-time grassroots organizer for pesticide reform and racial and environmental justice, and a policy innovator who has served as an appointed member of a number of commissions and workgroups.
The Oregon timber industry’s practice of spraying herbicides — all of them dangerous to humans, fish and animals — has been deeply controversial for decades. Studies show that up to 40 percent of the pesticides sprayed onto forestland by helicopters is blown off course from its targets.

Many thousands of pounds of pesticides are sprayed on forestland throughout Oregon every year, though actual numbers are not published due to lack of reporting requirements. Progress has been made in recent years, but much remains to be done.  New rules did not require any reductions in the frequency or amounts of pesticides sprayed. Environmentalists and impacted communities want the practice significantly reduced or banned altogether, and the Oregon Chapter Sierra Club will continue to work for that change.

We hope you will join us on March 9 to learn more.

Please note this webinar has a double registration process. Please be sure to complete your registration by going to the ZOOM registration link in your confirmation email so you receive the webinar link!
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