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Moth Spray Meeting

Eugene Mayor Kitty Piercy, the state and the Oregon Toxics Alliance have planed a town hall meeting on the planned gypsy moth spraying over a large swath of south Eugene.

Here’s the press release:

Mayor Piercy Co-Sponsors Town Hall on Gypsy Moth Spraying

Panel Members Will Provide Information and Respond to Questions, Comments from the Public

Thursday, March 12, 2009
7:00-9:00 p.m.
Eugene City Council Chamber, 777 Pearl Street

Eugene Mayor Kitty Piercy is co-sponsoring a public town hall to help provide information to Eugene residents regarding the Oregon Department of Agriculture’s (ODA) proposal to spray an area in SE Eugene to control gypsy moths. Other town hall co-sponsors are the Oregon Toxics Alliance (OTA) and the Southeast Neighbors neighborhood association.

The town hall will include a panel of expert speakers and time for questions and public comment. The panel will include and Dan Hilburn, ODA, and Lisa Arkin, executive director, OTA, as well as other biological and environmental specialists.

ODA’s public comment period on the planned spray to eradicate the gypsy moth ends on Friday, March 13.

For more information on the gypsy moth:
www.oregontoxics.org
www.oregon.gov/ODA/PLANT/IPPM/gm_eugene_eradication09.shtml

Comments and questions may also be directed to:
Helmuth W. Rogg
Oregon Dept. of Agriculture, Plant Division
1-800-525-0137; Fax: (503) 986-4786
gypsymoth@oda.state.or.us