San Francisco To Vote On $42K Grant For Moth Program

The California Department of Food and Agriculture has offered San Francisco a $42,448
grant to fund the Little Brown Apple Moth inspection and monitoring program for
the current fiscal year.

The Board of Supervisors City Operations and Neighborhood Services Committee
meets at 10:30 a.m. Monday at City Hall Room 250 to vote on whether to accept
and spend the money.

The money pays for the Little Brown Apple moth inspections at nurseries, nursery
holding facilities including retail nurseries and producers of cut flowers,
wholesale florists, garlands, wreaths or greenery and cut Christmas trees, with
the aim of limiting the moth populations and preventing the pest from spreading
to other areas of the state, according to the grant application. The moth has
sparked controversy in the past.

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