NEWS BRIEFS
February 8, 2019
Spring Meeting and Legislative Days

April 1-3, 2019
Capitol Event Center
1020 11th St, Sacramento, CA 95814

Draft Schedule of Events:  Click here to view.
 
Hotel:
Citizen Hotel, Sacramento
Rates are $179 plus taxes
Click here to book online*
*Please note: this link will only show the rooms and group rate available where there were rooms contracted and still have availability within the block
Last day to book: 3/10/19 
 
Click here for more information.
2019 MVCAC Annual Conference Photos 


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In This Issue
MVCAC Yearbook Survey 2019

MVCAC Members,
 
We are getting everything ready for the 2019 MVCAC Yearbook. Click the button below to download this year's survey.


Please fill out and return the yearbook survey by emailing it to  mvcac@mvcac.org or by faxing it to 916.444.7462  by February 22, 2019 to get your districts updated information in this year's yearbook. 
 
Please be sure to include your districts "contact us" email in the email section (i.e. info@) that will be included in the yearbook.
 
As always, let us know if you have any questions.
 
Thank you,
The MVCAC Staff
2019 Sentinel Chicken Order Forms Available Now!

Please  click here to download the 2019 Chicken Order Form.  

Chickens are being supplied by Haley Farms in Modesto for Northern California and Southern California this year.

Due to the Newcastle Disease going around, Demler Egg Ranch has been quarantined due to being close to a nearby affected egg ranch. Due to this, all orders will be processed through Haley's Egg Farm in Modesto. If you do not want to use Haley's, you are welcome to use a different egg ranch closer to your district and make that purchase on your own behalf.

Please return order form by March 22, 2019

Pick-up date: April 4, 2019 (7 a.m.- 9 a.m.) in Modesto
Haley's Egg Farm
1030 Ladd Road
Modesto, CA 95355
In case of issue their phone is: (209) 649-4579

Please fax, email, or mail order forms to:
MVCAC
1 Capitol Mall, Suite 800
Sacramento, CA 95814
P: 916-440-0826  F: 916-444-7462
American Chemical Society Call for Papers

Call for Papers
258th ACS National Meeting & Exposition
August 25 - 29, 2019
San Diego, California, USA

Innovative Approaches to Managing the Interface Between Pesticide Use and Non-target Species Habitat Protection

Purpose of Symposium
 
Conservation actions and best management practices have been and are continuing to be installed and adopted that directly benefit species and provide numerous other environmental benefits, such as controlling soil erosion and protecting water bodies. Advances in technology have provided opportunities to develop innovative ways to identify sensitive areas needing protection, reduce unintended pesticide exposure, optimize land use and production, and implement activities that serve to minimize and avoid potential pesticide exposure to sensitive species and habitats. It is important for FIFRA and ESA decision makers and risk assessors to understand the current activities that are being implemented to protect sensitive species and their habitats. The purpose of this symposium is to explore the wide variety of ways that landowners, pesticide registrants and users, regulatory and wildlife management agencies, and conservation organizations use innovation and technology to protect sensitive species and enhance habitat.
 
Pesticide registrants, pesticide users, regulatory and wildlife management agency staff, and conservation-based organizations that attend the AGRO and ENVR sessions of the ACS meeting will have an interest in the program and should find it educational.

For further information, contact the organizers
Submit abstracts of 2500 characters or less to
January 24 - March 20, 2019

Click here for more information.
HR resources for districts to use and to upload information into

District  Managers - Please upload your HR resources and information into this Google Drive along with using it for your own district.

Click here to access the Google Drive.
NPDES Coalition Report Filed with SWB
 
The 2017 NPDES Coalition Report was filed with the State Water Resources Control Board on behalf of the participating districts. You can access a copy of the report here (or by clicking below). If you have any questions or issues you can contact the MVCAC office.


Submit your district for the next Agency Spotlight

D oes your agency have a success story, a staff member you would like to publicly recognize, or an innovation by your agency that you would like to highlight? "Agency Spotlight" on the MVCAC website is one way to share your story! Each submission which meets the specified criteria will be reviewed and posted on the MVCAC website on the Agency Spotlight page and highlighted on the homepage in the rotating feature box. Each story will remain posted for 1-2 months before being moved to a publicly archived page. 

Interested?  Click here   to fill out an application!

Applications can be submitted to the MVCAC office at mvcac@mvcac.org
MVCAC News Briefs - Zika Updates
Please note: The items contained below are not the views or opinions of MVCAC but they are what is being reported in the media.  The goal of MVCAC providing this information is to keep MVCAC members informed of all news articles that are being presented regarding Zika.

MVCAC News Briefs - Other Outbreaks
Please note: The items contained below are not the views or opinions of MVCAC but they are what is being reported in the media.  The goal of MVCAC providing this information is to keep MVCAC members informed of all news articles that are being presented regarding other outbreaks.



2/4/19:  CDC Confirms 69 Active Travel Alerts During 2019 - Precision Vaccinations

Do you have important news to share about your district or mosquito and vector issues?  

If you would like your news to be included in the MVCAC News Briefs, please send press releases and/or links to relevant news articles to  mvcac@mvcac.org
Jobs

Interested in a career in mosquito and vector control? Check out the MVCAC Jobs Board  at  www.mvcac.org
 
Have a Job or RFP to post to MVCAC.org?  
Requests to post job listings (no more than 500 words in length) should be submitted to the webmaster at mvcac@mvcac.org.
For Sale:  1966 PIPER PAWNEE BRAVE 235
OFFERED FOR SALE: $ 70,000.00 OBO
5,970 Total Hours
94 Hours since engine overhaul
Maxium Load: 1200 lbs
Satloc GPS, 24 Volt Electrical system
New Fabric in 1996
Excellent Condition
Always hangared



Contact:
Tulare Mosquito Abatement District - John Avila
559-686-6628 or
559-779-1106
FOR SALE: 2013 ARGO XTI Titan 8x8 
OFFERED FOR SALE : $15,000
 
2013 ARGO XTI Titan 8x8
487.2 Hours              
Comes with 2 new tires and spare parts  
 
Contact:     
Douglas County Mosquito Abatement District
Krista Jenkins
dcmosquito@gmail.com or 775-790-2558

Click here for more information
MVCAC Sustaining Member Corner
Note: MVCAC does not endorse the products below, but we do support our Sustaining Members
Central Life Sciences has announced the release of Aqua Zenivex™ E20, a reduced-risk adulticide for mosquito control professionals.