The Oregonian, September 2004

"Portland Bureau of Parks and Recreation on Tuesday launched a pesticide-free program, an experiment that supporters say could become an environmental bellwether for other cities. The trial pesticide-free program is an extension of city efforts since the late-1980s that have reduced pesticide use in parks. That success, in part, helped the city earn certification in June from Salmon-Safe. Dan Kent, managing director of Salmon-Safe, said the Parks Bureau’s pesticide-free efforts were an important component of the three-year, wide-ranging certification process. It required the city to have an integrated pest management program. "So, pesticide-free parks really fits well within Salmon-Safe certification," Kent said…. Read the article.