Date: Mar 21, 2013

The State of California Announced one local nonprofit as a 2012 Integrated Pest Management Innovator, tapping the Coalition for Urban/Rural Environmental Stewardship (CURES) for its work reducing pesticide use in agricultural areas and providing less toxic alternatives to creating partnerships and developing educational materials. The California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) announced the winners March 14.

CURES is also recognized for including Integrated Pest Management in all its surface water stewardship programs for pesticides used in agriculture and urban settings. CURES recently celebrated its 15th anniversary as a nonprofit focused on pesticide stewardship, with more than $13 million in projects directed to studies, implementation and outreach in agriculture and urban settings.

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