On this week’s edition of “The Impact:” Washington begins spraying to kill the dreaded Gypsy moth.
The gypsy moth is capable of defoliating millions of acres of forest a year, which also destroys wildlife habit and can disrupt stream habitat for salmon. The Washington State Dept. of Agriculture has been eradicating isolated populations of the moth since 1997.
Host Anita Kissee interviews Dept. of Agriculture spokesperson Hector Castro about the effort. More information about spraying schedules and the gypsy moth is available here.
Also on the show — a look at the hands-on training for a worst-case oil spill in the Puget Sound. Plus, Sen. Christine Rolfes, D-Bainbridge Island, and Rep. Chad Magendanz, R-Issaquah, discuss their work on the education funding task force.