DPR Brown Bag Lunch Series

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DPR Director Brian R. Leahy launched the Brown Bag lunch series in 2012 to educate the public about projects that showcase the department's mission: Protecting human health and the environment by regulating pesticide sales and use; and encouraging reduced-risk pest management through research, grants and recognition.

Pest Pesticides and IPM

March 14, 2019 "Pests, Pesticides and IPM"

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September 18, 2018 Agenda, PDF (459 kb) "Environmental Justice and Pesticide Safety"

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October 4, 2017 Agenda, PDF (194 kb) "California's Healthy Schools Act and Manteca Unified School District's Gopher Trapping Program"

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May 3, 2017 Agenda, PDF (387 kb) "County Agricultural Commissioner Pesticide Enforcement"

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January 25, 2017 Agenda, PDF (528 kb) "Endangered Species and Pesticides: California's Endangered Species Protection Project"

Placer County Intregated Vector Management

November 2, 2016 Agenda, PDF (377 kb) "Integrated Vector Management in Placer County: Using New Tools to Tackle Mosquitoes in the Foothills."


August 17, 2016 Agenda, PDF (478 kb) "Bringing Back the Natives Garden Tour” organizer Kathy Kramer will discuss the free, self-guided garden tour she organizes every year in May, attracting more than 6,000 people. Kramer, an IPM Innovator Award winner, will discuss how the tour educates participants about reducing pesticide use, planting for pollinators and beneficial insects, and conserving water.

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March 23, 2016 Agenda, PDF (112 kb) "Human Health Assessment: How to Evaluate Pesticide Risk." The Department of Pesticide Regulation’s Human Health Assessment Branch manages the risk-assessment process (hazard identification, dose-response assessment, exposure assessment and risk characterization), with environmental fate reviews by the Environmental Monitoring Branch and supporting information from other branches.

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October 26, 2015 Agenda, PDF (306 kb) "Monitoring Urban Waterways: DPR’s Surface Water Protection Program." The Department of Pesticide Regulation's (DPR) Surface Water Protection Program protects human health and the environment by preventing pesticides from adversely affecting our surface waters, by addressing both agricultural and nonagricultural sources of pesticide residues in surface waters. At this special presentation, environmental scientists Yuzhou Luo, Robert Budd and Michael Ensminger provided updates on recent findings in urban waterways.

For content questions, contact:
Paul Verke
1001 I Street, P.O. Box 4015
Sacramento, CA 95812-4015
Phone: (916) 445-3974
E-mail: Paul.Verke@cdpr.ca.gov