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Who is UPEST?

The Urban Pesticide Education Strategy Team (UPEST)—formerly the Urban Pesticide Initiative—was formed in 1991 by EPA Region 10, state agencies, and Washington State University Extension to jointly address urban pesticide issues.

For more information on the UPEST program please contact any of the following UPEST representatives:
U.S. Environmental Protection AgencyBethany Plewe (Chair)206-553-1192
Washington State Department of HealthNancy Bernard360-236-3072
Washington State Department of AgricultureKevin Jensen360-902-2044
Northeast Washington Educational Service District 101Eric Dickson509-789-3518
Washington State Department of HealthJennifer Sievert360-236-3338
Thurston County Public HealthJennifer Johnson360-867-2577
Washington State Department of HealthLiz Dykstra360-236-3388
Washington State University ExtensionCarrie Foss253-445-4577
Washington State University ExtensionBecky Maguire253-445-4595