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Environmental Justice Workshop, November 5 and 6, Riverside County

Environmental Justice Workshop Nov. 5 & 6, 2018, Riverside County


Treating people fairly guides how DPR conducts its activities. Fair treatment means that no one group of people, including racial, ethnic, or socioeconomic groups, should be disproportionately impacted by pesticides. Anyone whose health or environment may be affected by pesticides holds a stake in DPR's decisions. We want to ensure that all have an opportunity to participate in the regulatory process.

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Resources and Publications

CalEPA Environmental Justice Program Update: 2013-2015 cover.

Environmental Justice Strategic Planning

Environmental Justice Workshops

November 5 & 6, 2018, Riverside County, PDF (15.6 mb)

The Riverside County Agricultural Commissioner (CAC), Lideres Campesinas, and the Dept. of Pesticide Regulation will host a two-day (Nov. 5 & 6, 2018) Environmental Justice Pesticide Enforcement Workshop in Indio. Attendees will include community leaders, advocacy groups, State & local organizations, and others who are interested in learning more about DPR and the CAC programs and regulations, especially when protecting fieldworkers/handlers, and enforcing pesticide laws. If you are interested in attending this special event, please contact Martha Sanchez at the number below.

June 18 & 19, 2018, San Joaquin County, JPG

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The San Joaquin County Agricultural Commissioner (CAC), Lideres Campesinas, and DPR organized a two-day (June 18th & 19th, 2018) Environmental Justice Pesticide Enforcement Workshop in Stockton. The 25 workshop attendees were community leaders, advocacy groups, State & local organizations who wanted to learn more about DPR and the CAC programs and regulations, especially when protecting fieldworkers/handlers. Speakers were staff from DPR, USEPA, Region 9, CAC, Lideres Campesinas, Mexican Consulate, a Pesticide Applicator, Pesticide Advisor and two Growers, all experts on their field. Simultaneous Interpretation to Spanish was also provided.

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For content questions, contact:
Martha Sánchez, DPR Environmental Justice Liaison
1001 I Street, P.O. Box 4015
Sacramento, CA 95812-4015
Phone: (916) 323-2677
E-mail: Martha.Sanchez@cdpr.ca.gov