July 10th, 2020
Dear Woodburn School District Parents, Teachers, Staff, and all Building Occupants:
The District continually monitors all schools to detect and prevent weeds from being established on site. From time to time, it may be necessary to use chemicals to control weed problems. Herbicides are only used when necessary and are never routinely applied for purely aesthetic purposes. The choice of using an herbicide is based on a review of all other options available and a determination is made that those options have been demonstrated to be ineffective. When herbicides are used, the District will on apply products from the Oregon State University Low Impact pesticide list. You may find the District’s IPM Plan on our website at http://www.woodburnsd.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Model_IPM_plan_for_WBSD_3-4-16.pdf
We would like to inform you that an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach for controlling weeds will be used District-wide Licensed District Grounds employees will be applying herbicides for weed control on the school grounds. Specifically, the following is a list of products that will be used, the area of application, and the scheduled date and time of this application:
|Product Name||Formulation||EPA||Active Ingredient|
|Speed Zone||Liquid||2217-833||Carfentrazone-Ethyl, 4-D, 2-ethylhexyl ester|
The scheduled date for this application is 7 / 15 / 2020 at 7:00a.m., weather permitting at WHS, 7 / 16 / 2020 at 7:00am at 1495 Aztec. Should weather conditions force the cancellation of this application, the first available date and time when weather conditions are favorable will be used. Warning signs will be placed 24 hours prior to the application and will remain in place for at least 72 hours after the application of these products.
These products will be used in (WHS Sports field and solar array). Roundup only will be used around the Bridges structure on Aztec is to clear the parking area. All areas will be identified with warning signs. The reason for this application is on the sports fields is due to poor results from our spring application and to ensure the readiness of our sports complex when school resumes. As for the solar array and Bridges on Aztec the composition of the surface prohibits us from using mechanical methods, to protect the sensitive nature of the solar array’s panels and to ensure the public safety at Bridges on Aztec
It is the intention of Woodburn School District to comply with all federal and state regulations regarding pesticide use and to take whatever steps are necessary to ensure students, parents, and employees a healthy and safe environment in which to learn and work.
For all inquiries regarding the Integrated Pest Management Plan and pesticide-related issues in our district, please contact Larry Hartleben, designated IPM Coordinator, at (503) 981-2722 or 503-501-9371 (cell), or you may submit any written concerns or complaints to firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you for your attention to this important issue.
Assistant Facilities Manager/IPM Coordinator