March 8, 2019
Spring Meeting and Legislative Days

April 2-3, 2019
Capitol Event Center
1020 11th St, Sacramento, CA 95814

Register: Please click the buttons below  to register online or download the registration form.

Schedule of Events:  Click here to view.
  • Tuesday April 2nd- Spring Board and Planning Meeting and Leg Day Training
  • Wednesday April 3rd - MVCAC Legislative Day
Citizen Hotel, Sacramento
Booking link - please note that the rate has changed.
Click here for more information.
Lost/Found at MVCAC Conference

MVCAC 2019 Attendees,

We have a woman's silver bracelet that was turned in, if anyone is looking for this bracelet please   email Rachel Hickerson.  

Thank you,
In This Issue
Appropriations Requests for Mosquito Control (AMCA, Senator Feinstein)

AMCA has put out a call for districts to submit appropriations requests supporting vector control programs.
We encourage you to send appropriations request forms to Sen Feinstein to request funding for three programs that support can benefit our districts; SMASH Act (direct funding to local agencies), CDC Vector Borne Disease Program (ELC grants) , and IR-4 program (pesticide re-registration and new registrations).  

There are three appropriations request forms and a letter linked below. Please enter your district's contact information on each of the forms and the letter, then send all four documents to:
Sen. Feinstein  D-CA  Joe Petrzelka
The deadline is March 8th so please send ASAP.  
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:
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 Reporting Information For 2018 Report
Update 2/13/19

Individual Districts should send their annual reports before   March 1st to
Please also cc Rachel Hickerson at

The cover letters should be addressed to Karen Mogus.  

The coalition annual report is currently being done by our consultant and we hope to have a draft soon.  When we review the report and approve, we will update the membership on its submittal.  
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 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.

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

Interested in a career in mosquito and vector control? Check out the MVCAC Jobs Board  at
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Maxium Load: 1200 lbs
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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.