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Healthy Parks, Healthy Portland

Phone: 503-823-PLAY (7529)

Fax: 503-823-6007

1120 SW Fifth Ave., Suite 1302, Portland, OR 97204


6437 SE Division
Portland, OR 97206


John Reed, Integrated Pest Management Program Coordinator


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Invasive Plant & Integrated Pest Management

Due to delayed opening of all City of Portland facilities on Friday, December 9, Pesticide Recertification training will be postponed to a later date. Registrants will be contacted as soon as possible regarding new dates.

Questions can be referred to Nichole Linehan at 971-280-3775.

Pests in Portland parks may be noxious weeds, invasive plants, problem insects, plant diseases, rodents or other organisms that cause problems in the landscapes under our care. Our trained and licensed PP&R employees respond to these pests by using the modern principles of integrated pest management (IPM) and invasive plant control.

An Integrated Pest Management program for Portland parks has been in place since the late 1980s. The policies in this program direct every aspect of pest management in our parks, and they serve as rules for all pest management personnel. Updated continuously to respond to new information and new challenges, our program has been hailed as a model of progressive methods and practices by other municipalities and agencies throughout the region. The PP&R program meets or exceeds local, state, and federal requirements.


Sellwood Neighborhood Biocontrol Migration Event Fact Sheet 
From the Oregon Department of Agriculture on August 12, 2015