As a pest professional, NPMA relies on you to advocate on behalf of the industry. As Pollinator Protection is one of the most important issues to ever face our industry we have put together a number of resources that will allow you to engage representatives at the local, state and federal levels.
In response to several localities that considered, approved and enacted legislation in 2014 banning the use of neonicotinoids on government property, NPMA's Public Policy Staff has developed a "playbook" to help PMPs better respond to local neonicotinoid bills. In a nutshell, the playbook outlines the legislative process at the local level and provides turnkey advocacy tools for PMPs to use including:
Click here to view the Local Ordinance Playbook
When speaking to state regulators it is important to educate them on how to craft and adopt state pollinator protection plans. The following document outlines talking points and background information you can use when speaking with your state regulators and representatives.
Click here to view the state pollinator protection plan guidance language.