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Practitioners Talk About IPM: Turning Lemons into Lemonade – the Story of Wilsonville, OR
November 15, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am PSTFree
A private parking lot in Wilsonville, Oregon became the unexpected site of the country’s largest bumble bee kill, when an estimated 50,000-100,000 bumble bees died during Pollinator Week in 2013, after neonicotinoid insecticide was applied to linden trees located in the lot. Since then, the City of Wilsonville has rallied to support bee conservation through joining Bee City USA and establishing its Bee Stewards Wilsonville program. Join Kerry Rappold, Natural Resources Program Manager for the City of Wilsonville, who will discuss the city’s work since the bee kill, including pollinator habitat establishment, integrated pest management in parks and public spaces, residential education, and involvement in state policy work.
This event will include auto-generated closed captioning and will be recorded and available to Bee City USA and Bee Campus USA affiliates.
Natural Resources Manager – City of Wilsonville
During his 21 years with the City of Wilsonville, Kerry Rappold has had responsibility for program development; compliance with local, state and federal requirements; capital project planning and implementation; stormwater management and permitting; managing enhancement and restoration projects; pollinator conservation; and environmental education. Kerry’s previous work experience has included silviculture and urban forestry, watershed management and monitoring, and regulatory review and permitting.