|The parks department in our town won an Innovator Award in 2008.|
Every year, the department presents several IPM Innovator awards, and the deadline to be considered for a 2013 award is July 1. Here's what the department says:
"IPM Innovators typically rely on pest management systems based on sound scientific principles of IPM, including a preference for using beneficial organisms and cultural practices for pest control when feasible. Pest problems are addressed as part of the overall situation, rather than pest by pest or at only one time of the year.
IPM Innovators often conduct research to find new ways for managing pests. This may include a range of activities from contracted research with academic institutions to on-site trials of participant-identified techniques."
Learn more, and access the online nomination form, here: http://www.cdpr.ca.gov/docs/pestmgt/ipminov/innovatr.htm