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February 27, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 27, 2011

As a mother I appreciate NCAP's diligence in reporting on and championing for pesticide alternatives. I enjoy their newsletters and updates and especially appreciate their community events. Thank you NCAP for all you do to make our world safer for our children.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my involvement in the organic movement in my community as I see it grow due in part by the work done by NCAP.

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I can't think of anything I would change. They are non partisan and have a good focus on their purpose.

February 23, 2011

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February 23, 2011

As a physician, I am very concerned about the impact of pesticides on our health. From Parkinson's disease to learning disabilities in children, pesticides have grave impact. Some like DDT banned for over 40 years are still detected in the breast milk of 93% of American women . I've come to rely on and refer to NCAP's excellent resources and advocacy to make our world a healthier place!

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Working with the City of Portland on their plan to control the mosquitoes harboring West Nile Virus. Partnered on Pesticide Free Parks with Physicians for Social Responsibility.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Help them raise more money to do more work!

February 21, 2011

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February 21, 2011

I have been a donor to NCAP for many years and trust them to look out for our interests and to inform communties how to best provide healthy altrenatives to the rampant use pesticides. I've changed my own habits after reading articles in their newsletter and website. I've been impressed with their dedication to bringing real facts about the dangerous use of pesticides all over the Northwest and believe that every region of the country needs to have the same level of awareness. I proudly post a NACP "Pesticide Free Zone" sign in my front garden for all to see!

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Changing my clients' habits when choosing garden fertilizers and safe products & practices to deal with insects.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Going national!

February 21, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 21, 2011

I have been a donor to NCAP for many years and trust them to look out for our interests and to inform communties how to best provide healthy altrenatives to the rampant use pesticides. I've changed my own habits after reading articles in their newsletter and website. I've been impressed with their dedication to bringing real facts about the dangerous use of pesticides all over the Northwest and believe that every region of the country needs to have the same level of awareness. I proudly post a NACP "Pesticide Free Zone" sign in my front garden for all to see!

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Changing my clients' habits when choosing garden fertilizers and safe products & practices to deal with insects.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Going national!

February 21, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 21, 2011

I live in Central Texas and live a hectic life just like everybody else. I make the best effort I can to stay informed about what is affecting our environment and I find ways I can change my life style or influence others. NCAP is incredibly informative and keeps me informed. I am certainly not going to learn from the usual media available, the usual TV and radio stations don't even try to help people learn what is harmful and in their own homes. I hope that some day I won't walk in to places that sell me my groceries and plants, selling aisles full of poison. I was in a big store yesterday to buy bird seed. I felt so helpless seeing people trying to decide what poison they would buy to use on their lawns and in their homes. Most people are not informed of the dangers they expose themselves and loved ones when they use these poisonous products. And not to mention the environmental damage these products unleash on the environment. The NCAP needs all they help they can get to educate Americans. If only it was affordable to make a public announcement daily that all people could hear; it would help them make better choices. I was just saying to my husband how incredibly insane it is that people have access to so much poison. And I hate to say it but most people don't read or follow instructions, and it makes these easily available poisons much more dangerous.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

knowing what major chemical companies are doing and being able to sign petitions that might make a difference.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

give them more money, but I don't have it.

February 21, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 21, 2011

NCAP is a great organization trying to improve our environment and the health of our nation. Their goals can help protect so many aspects of our environment and food chain. Thank you NCAP!

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Learning new information and new resources.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

None at this time.

February 15, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 15, 2011

I first learned of NCAP while working for Pesticide Action Network in San Francisco in the 90s. NCAP was a member of our steering committee. When I moved to Eugene OR, I immediately called the organization to offer my volunteer services. I have always been amazed by what this organization accomplishes with such a small staff. NCAP is even more relevant to my life now that I'm raising a family in Eugene. I am especially appreciative of their work related to pesticide-free parks and their Healthy Kids, Healthy Schools program. I'm grateful for NCAP's efforts to reduce the pesticides that are used where my children play and go to school. I have referred many people to NCAP as they provide the public with valuable information on alternatives to pesticides in the home and yard.

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We can play in our neighborhood park (Shadowood) without the fear of my children being exposed to pesticides, thanks to NCAP's pesticide-free parks program. We utilized information from NCAP to rid our house of carpenter ants, and they helped us locate someone to peacefully remove the honeybees that moved into our house.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

increase it's funding!

February 3, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 3, 2011

I first came across Northwest Coalition for Alternatives to Pesticides a number of years ago. As a Landscape Professional I was looking for accurate information on the products I was considering applying. I have been informed and am able to reply with confidence and factual data to those who question the safety of these products. It is also wonderful to hear about and be a part of a movement that is involved in changing our world! I am a proud supporter of this organization, despite the fact that I live on the other side of the country. I wish I could find an organization such as this here.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Viewing there Pesticide Factsheets.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Open chapters in other areas of our country.

February 1, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 1, 2011

NCAP is a small organization with a big reach. The Coalition (now Center) has been involved in many aspects of pesticide research, application of research to specific programs areas (such as pesticide-free public parks and schools), crop-specific work (especially with potatoes in Idaho), and legal action in conjunction with other organizations, especially focused on threats to endangered fish species in the Northwest.

This organization accomplishes a lot of good things with a small staff, and has to scramble for funds (grants, memberships, donations) along with a myriad of other organizations.

I am very grateful for the work that NCAP does to protect salmon and to assist growers in making the transition to organic or at least less-pesticide-intensive production.

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NCAP's fact sheets give people specific information about many pesticides; these are very thorough assessments.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Come up with the funds to expand the organizations visibility throughout the Northwest.

February 1, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 1, 2011

I have admired the work of this wonderful team for 30 years. NCAP has consistently displayed an uncanny talent for identifying the biggest threats to publilc health and environmental quality posed by pesticides and then finding community based leverage points to effect possitive change (ie, reduced pesticide use). NCAP has succeeded in applying it's guided grass roots approach to stopping agent orange spraying on public and private forest lands in the Northwest, getting dangerous pesticides out of schools, achieving pesticide free public parks, improving aquatic habitat by holding federal agencies to enforce the law, and many other situations.

I'm trying to think of my favorite accomplishment of this wonderful non-profit but have not exactly succeeded - I have two favorites.
Reducing pesticide use in potato production: NCAP demonstrated to the world that an environmental organization can take a proactive approach to reducing pollution by working with potato farmers and agricultural science community that supports them to introduce biologically sound alternative cultural methods, in this case growing green manure crops that improve soil health and reduce disease pressure. NCAP devoted years of patient dedication building the key relationships, securing funding for research and field trials, organizing field days, educating farmers, policy makers, and the general public all of which eventually resulted in a huge reduction of pesticide use along with improvements in crop quality and farm profit. This is good work and serves as an inspiring example of how to effect possitive change by working with the people who are actually involved in the situations that toxic pesticides are used.
My other favorite of NCAP's many laudible accomplishments is their long leadership in providing technical and legal information regarding pesticides to the public. NCAP has always a huge and well organized library and has served as a wonderful resource for reliable information through its publications, it's website, and by responding to direct inquiries. This is a team that does it's homework and empowers the public with good information and, when appropriate, with grass roots organizing and action.
Good people doing real good work in a vital area of concern - NCAP dearly deserves our support.

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I have walked and rested in city parks that are no longer sprayed with pesticides. I have eated Idaho potatoes where NCAP's green manure project has resulted in a huge reduction in pesticide use. I have eaten salmon that survided their youth in part because NCAP imposed upon the EPA to enforce the law with regard to pesticide. I have walked in forests where NCAP put a stop to pesticide use. I have relied upon NCAP's publications for vital and reliable information.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would like to see NCAP strengthed with better and more stable financial support so it could grow a bit, take on more programs and projects, and expand it's agricultural work to other crops in other areas.

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