Stop Bedbugs DC is tomorrow.
As Renee Corea says in her post Leadership and hope: Stop Bedbugs DC on the New York vs. Bed Bugs blog,
If you care about bed bugs in the District, this is the only ticket in town on Friday.
As Renee also notes,
Consider that agenda for a moment. Anything you can think of, they have it covered: legislation, enforcement, education, data collection, exploring a bed bug task force.
I could not have said it better myself.
The cooperation between the Norwood Tenants Association and city agencies is wonderful to see. The NTA blog notes,
The goal of the summit is to learn about bedbug biology, bedbug control, and to establish a DC wide task force that will address enforcement, education, data collection, and legislative approaches. Presenters will include Dr. Dini M. Miller, Associate Professor, Dodson Urban Pest Management Laboratory at Virginia Tech, Ray Lopez, the 2008 recipient of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Community Health Leader Award for his innovative approaches on controlling bedbugs without using pesticides, as well as representatives from the pest management industry who will share the latest industry approaches. The summit will take place on Friday, March 27, 2009, at 441 4th Street NW, Room 1107 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.
The NTA also thanks (among others) Renee Corea, as well as Jessica Kevan of Chicago vs. Bed Bugs. Inter-city bed bug advocates are networking.
It sounds like the winds of change are blowing.
We look forward to reports from anyone who attends.