Applying for a Pesticide Exam, License, and Renewal through the ePLACE Portal

The Pesticide Program conducts the examination, licensing, and certification of pesticide applicators. MDAR presents the new Online Data System known as the ePLACE Portal. This portal is part of an initiative to bring all agencies within the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs into an online permitting and authorization system. This system provides an easy and convenient way for …

Goats Gorge On Grass To Protect Lemon Grove From Wildfires

LEMON GROVE, CA – For city officials in Lemon Grove, wildfire hazards really get their goat – or actually, a lot of goats. As has been the case periodically for a decade in the eastern San Diego County town, a herd of goats is voraciously eating open-space vegetation that otherwise would pose worrisome fire hazards as springtime warmth gives way …