Photograph courtesy CA Dept. of Pesticide Regulation
It’s hard to go to the big box pet store and not stumble over the flea control displays. Most pet owners have dabbed or squirted Frontline or Advantage between their cat’s shoulder bones or onto the back of their dog’s neck, but who would guess this same chemical would make its way off our pet’s fur, down the drain, through wastewater treatment, and into the Bay? For more on this new RMP study, read the full story by Ariel Rubissow Okamoto in Estuary News.
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Estuary News, a publication of the San Francisco Estuary Partnership, has been reporting San Francisco Bay, Delta and watershed news for over 25 years, and won an award for excellence in 2011. This 12-page mini-magazine comes out four times a year on paper and in PDF. It covers everything from restoration and conservation to the water wars, and offers insider information on the latest debates, regulations and science on contaminants, endangered species and invasives.
The Bay RMP contributes to the production of Estuary News, and many articles feature the latest Bay RMP findings.