Water

​Pesticide stewardship partnerships

  • Identify potential concerns and improve water quality affected by pesticide use around Oregon
  • Combine local expertise in water quality sampling results to encourage voluntary changes in pesticide use and management practices. 
  • Find ways to reduce pesticide levels while measuring improvements in water quality and crop management. 
  • Work toward measurable environmental improvements, making Oregon waters safer for aquatic life and humans. 

Partners include

  • Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) 
  • Oregon State University (OSU) Extension Service 
  • Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) 
  • Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) 
  • Oregon Health Authority (OHA) 
  • Watershed and other natural resource groups 
  • Local landowners and growers 
  • Soil and water conservation districts 
  • Tribal governments
PSP 2017-19 Grant Program

PSP Technical Assistance 2017-19 Grant Program guidelines and application

Open period for Request for Proposals is Sept. 15 through Oct. 31, 2017. PSP Technical Assistance Grant Program application PDF document
PSP Technical Assistance Grant Program application Word document

Waste Pesticide Collection Program

This program collects unwanted/unusable pesticides, spray mixtures, and unrinsed pesticide containers from agricultural or commercial operations. Household pesticides can be disposed of through the Household Hazardous Waste Program. Collection events will be posted here as they are announced. 

Nov. 18, 2017: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wilco Commercial Agronomy Center, 13007 Downs Road NE, Mount Angel, OR 97362

See the Mount Angel event announcement and Mount Angel inventory​ forms for details. 

Proposed collection events for remainder of 2017-19 

February 2018: Ontario

March 2018: White City (Medford area)

September 2018: Coos Bay

November 2018: McMinnville

Additional events may be added depending upon budget considerations. 

Resources​

Ag Container Recycling Program (ACRC)

Ag Container Recycling Council website

Empty Pesticide Container Recycling Program

Agricultural Plastic Recycling website

Household Hazardous Waste Program

DEQ's household hazardous waste program

Oregon Strategy for Collecting Unwanted Pesticides

Pesticide collection handout

​Other resou​​rces

Clackamas Basin PSP Fact Sheet

Clackamas Basin PSP handout

DEQ fact sheet: Pesticide Stewardship Partnerships in Oregon

Pesticide Stewardship Partnerships fact sheet

DEQ's Statewide Water Quality Toxics Monitoring Program

Water quality toxics monitoring information

Map of current PSP watersheds (2017)

PSP watersheds map

Pesticide Stewardship Partnership (PSP) letter of support from Oregon Departments of Agriculture (ODA), Forestry (ODF), and Environmental Quality (DEQ)

Stakeholder letter

​​Reports​

Pesticide Stewardship Partnership Monitoring Summary: Clackamas River Watershed

Clackamas River Watershed monitoring summary

Pesticide Stewardship Partnership Program 2013-15 Biennium Summary

PSP 2013-15 summary

Pesticide Stewardship Partnership Program 2015-17 Biennium Summary

PSP 2015-17 summary

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​Contact

Kirk Cook
Pesticide Stewardship Specialist
Phone: 541-841-0074
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