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NFEC Speaker Series: Kevin McAllister on “No More Methoprene” at Jamesport Meeting House

December 7, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Free
Suffolk County sprays the toxic pesticide methoprene on 20,000 acres of tidal marsh to kill mosquitoes, but it also kills other insects and crustaceans (arthropods). 
Our coastal waters are stressed from pollution.
 It’s time to stop spraying poison in wetlands.
 
Science confirms:  methoprene is lethal in the aquatic environment.
 
A safe alternative exists:  Bti (Bacillus thurigiensis israelensis) is a naturally occurring bacterium that poses minimal risks to arthropods and is widely used for mosquito control.
 
Connecticut banned methoprene use in all coastal areas. 
Bti is the preferred alternative.
 
New York City restricts methoprene use near Jamaica Bay. 
Bti is the preferred alternative.
 
Rhode Island restricts methoprene use near Narragansett Bay and Long Island Sound. Bti is the preferred alternative.
 
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service stopped methoprene use in a wildlife refuge in Southern Oregon. Bti is the preferred alternative.

Details

Date:
December 7, 2017
Time:
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost:
Free
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Venue

Jamesport Meeting House
1950 Main Road
Jamesport, NY 11947 United States
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Website:
www.jamesportmeetinghouse.org