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Old 09-19-2013, 10:44 PM   #1
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mosquito2 Xerces Opposes Bandon Marsh National Wildlife Refuge Spraying

Xerces Opposes Bandon Marsh Spraying

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The Xerces Society urges the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service not to spray Bandon Marsh NWR for the control of nuisance mosquitos because the treatment will harm wildlife, cause disruption to the refuge ecosystem and will likely not be an effective way to manage mosquitoes.
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Although no public health emergency had been declared, and no existence of mosquito-transmitted disease had been found, a decision was made to spray about 10,000 acres ...
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Old 09-19-2013, 10:44 PM   #2
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mosquito2 Coos County backs off much of its plan for aerial spraying to kill mosquitos

Coos County backs off much of its plan for aerial spraying to kill mosquitos

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Created on Wednesday, 11 September 2013 15:12 | Written by Steve Law
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Coos County has significantly scaled back plans to spray pesticides over more than 10,000 acres in and around Bandon Marsh National Wildlife Refuge to counter a mosquito infestation.

In the face of opposition from residents and Portland-based Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation, county commissioners agreed the county won’t use Dibrom around the city of Bandon or the wildlife refuge, and instead will treat 300 acres of the marsh with a larvicide.
http://portlandtribune.com/sl/161769...kill-mosquitos
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Old 09-20-2013, 07:12 AM   #3
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How about the cutting down of large areas of milkweed!
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Old 09-20-2013, 11:51 AM   #4
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And this is a wildlife refuge? And we are poisoning the wildlife? I'm sure glad citizens stepped in. This is beyond distressing. How much wildlife will be effected by the larvicide?
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EW> That “ain’t” all they’re doing to our wildlife refuges, ‘Court Battles Over GMOs in Southeast and Midwest Wildlife Refuges’, Court Battles Over GMOs in Southeast and Midwest Wildlife Refuges. Read it and shed a tear because…. we’re losing these “alleged” court battles and even with no legitimate reason to be planting GMOed crops on our lands…. they’re still doing it under the protective auspices of “sustainable” development. And…. don’t be forgetting about all the solar and wind farms they’re building on tens of thousands of acres of our wilds in the name of “sustainable” development and “green” energy or the grazing permits they're doling out like popcorn. Our wilds are being exploited for profit by the elite…. those 1% of the 1% of the 1% who control everything…. including our politicians.
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