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Westchester County Integrated Pest Management Educator 1999

Project Leader: Todd Schongalla

The goal of the Westchester County Integrated Pest Management Educator grant was to provide staff support for the Westchester Pest Management Committee (PMC) and expand Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) of Westchester's IPM programming. We also hoped that the grant would provide a catalyst to the County Legislature to allocate extra funds to keep the IPM Educator working full-time for the rest of 2000 not covered in the grant. We are proud to report that the grant has led to successful IPM program delivery on all fronts. Credit is due to the grantmakers, Cornell University's Dept. of Integrated Pest Management and the NY State Dept. of Environmental Conservation, for their wisdom in providing "seed money" to make this position and its many positive impacts a reality.