Highlands Soil & Water Named 2008 PESP Champion by U.S. EPA
Through the annual PESP Champion Awards, the EPA recognizes those Pesticide Environmental Stewardship Program (PESP) members who show an extraordinary level of commitment to protecting human health and the environment. These PESP members have demonstrated outstanding achievements in promoting IPM and advancing reduced-risk pest management strategies.
Highlands Soil and Water (now “HealthySoil”) was awarded as a 2008 PESP Champion for its pledge to integrate and promote environmental stewardship as a key component to their pest control strategies. Through its demonstration trials, educational outreach and scientific observations, HealthySoil has been able to define the benefits of using reduced-risk alternatives.
About the Pesticide Environmental Stewardship Program (PESP)
Established in 1994, the Pesticide Environmental Stewardship Program (PESP) is an EPA partnership program that works with the nation's pesticide-user community to promote Integrated Pest Management (IPM) practices. PESP is guided by the principle that partnership programs complement the standards and decisions established by regulatory and registration actions. The informed actions of pesticide users can further reduce the risks from pests and pesticides by playing a major role in ensuring human health and environmental safety.
For more information about PESP, please visit the U.S. EPA website: http://www.epa.gov/pesp/awards/index.html