Your digest for March 2022.
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- 1,446 sites & 29 hours of enhanced neighborhood support has been conducted in several neighborhoods that includes door-to-door property inspections and delivery of educational material. The effort is to identify and eliminate residential sources of mosquito habitat. Our staff alerts residents to disease threats and teach them how to protect themselves.
- We have been co-creating blog posts with the Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District and the Walnut Valley Water District in preparation for the upcoming Bite Back Tour episode:
- The Bite Back Tour continues ... Rock out with water experts. We'll chat about how to be water wise with our excellent panelists. You will learn tips & tricks about staying bite-free while using (and saving!) water around your home. Water and mosquito control agencies have joined forces with you to fight mosquitoes. Let's create healthy and water smart homes!
Next episode of the Bite Back Tour:
Be Water Wise & Bite-Free airs on March 17th at 11:00 AM
- Our Education Specialists are creating a new program geared towards teachers and educators. Potential partnerships are in the works for the development of this project.
- Our interactive EcoHealth programs were praised during the Educators Spotlight episode as the most useful tool to teachers within our District. Our NGSS-aligned programs are now available for Spring booking.
- A Girl Scout completed her first Bite Back Orientation this month in order to support her Gold Award Scout project proposal. Our Education Specialists and Outreach Assistant have been providing resources and constructive review of the project materials.
- 875 people were educated on mosquito-borne diseases and bite prevention in the past month at our in-person events in the San Gabriel Valley. Additionally, 55,777 people were engaged with our social media content.
- Modified weekly mosquito surveillance was implemented due to the higher day and overnight temperatures. Modifications to trap routes included sole placement of gravid traps to obtain an estimate of current activity throughout the district.
Don't forget to:
- Tip out stagnant water
- Toss unused containers
- Protect yourself with repellent
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Increase transparency and credibility through multi-media dialogue in order to engage and motivate internal, local, regional, statewide, and nationwide stakeholders to take action and become public health agents of change in their communities.
🖋 Written by Ally Gaspar, Outreach Assistant