Tag Archives: glyphosate

Greg King: Why is Sun Valley spraying toxic chemicals on a new Arcata field?

Greg King: Why is Sun Valley spraying toxic chemicals on a new Arcata field?

Don’t be fooled by the expanse of pretty irises growing between Foster Avenue and Bay School Road in the Arcata Bottom.  Earlier this year, Sun Valley Floral Farms sprayed that field with the carcinogen glyphosate (aka Roundup) without adequately informing neighbors, the three nearby schools, or anyone in the densely populated Greenview/Windsong neighborhood of Arcata,

Why that Iris field on the Arcata Bottom suddenly turned orange

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA BOTTOM – Residents of the Arcata Bottom, and those who love its wide-open spaces, were recently surprised to see a huge field off Foster Avenue suddenly turn orange. Some thought it had been sprayed with an orange substance. The parcel, APN 506-141-019-000 at 3125 Foster Avenue, is owned

Dune herbicide spraying prompts protest

Jack Durham Mad River Union LANPHERE DUNES – Despite concerns raised by the Northcoast Environmental Center and former supervisor candidate Uri Driscoll, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service is planning another round of herbicide spraying to kill European beachgrass at the Lanphere Dunes north of Manila. As it did in March, the federal agency plans

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