Environmental Justice Workshops

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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.



November 17, 2020,Central Valley (Virtual), PDF


Environmental Justice Central Valley Virtual Pesticide Workshop Justica Ambiental Taller Virtual de Pesticidas Del Valle Central EVENT FOR COMMUNITY LEADERS Nov. 17, 2020, 1-5 p.m.

On November 17th, 2020 from 1-5 PM, the Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) will team up with 3 Ag Commissioners and two Advocacy groups to conduct the first Virtual Central Valley EJ Pesticide Workshop. Experts will be presenting on pesticide enforcement, racial equity, worker safety, and how to report pesticide incidents or concerns. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR THIS EVENT

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May 1 & 2, 2019, Monterey County, PDF


Environmental Justice Pesticide Enforcement Workshop, May 1 & 2.

DPR and the Monterey County Agricultural Commissioner (CAC) hosted an Environmental Justice Pesticide Enforcement Workshop in Salinas May 1-2, 2019. Attendees included community leaders, advocacy groups, clinics, state and local organizations and representatives interested in learning more about DPR and the CAC programs and regulations, especially when protecting fieldworkers/handlers, and enforcing pesticide laws.

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November 5 & 6, 2018, Riverside County, PDF


Environmental Justice Pesticide Enforcement Workshop, November 5 & 6.

The Riverside County Agricultural Commissioner (CAC), Lideres Campesinas, and DPR organized a two-day (Nov 5 & 6, 2018) Environmental Justice Pesticide Enforcement Workshop in Indio. The 25 workshop attendees were community leaders, advocacy groups, State & local organizations who wanted to learn more about DPR, the CAC programs and regulations, especially when protecting fieldworkers/handlers. Speakers were staff from DPR, USEPA, Region 9, CAC, Dept. of Toxic Substance Control, Lideres Campesinas, and staff with Wilbur-Ellis, all experts on their field. Simultaneous Interpretation to Spanish was also provided.

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

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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Dec. 5-6, 2017, Santa Maria: DPR, the Santa Barbara County Agricultural Commissioner and Sealer and Central California Environmental Justice Network (CCEJN) sponsored an Environmental Justice Pesticide Enforcement Workshop in Santa Maria to strengthen partnerships with the community by providing attendees a working knowledge of pesticide use enforcement, reporting and worker safety.

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October 18-19, 2017, Bakersfield: DPR, KERN County Agricultural Commissioner's Office, Central California Environmental Justice Network and KEEN held a two-day workshop for community advocates from the Central Valley. The workshop was designed to provide attendees with a better understanding of the California Department of Pesticide Regulation's (DPR) Enforcement Program and the services it provides to county agricultural commissioners (CAC). Presenters included DPR and Kern CAC scientists, US EPA, Pest Control Advisors, Pesticide applicators, and CCEJN.

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October 27-28 2016, Fresno: DPR, US EPA Region 9, Fresno County Agricultural Commissioner's Office and Central California Environmental Justice Network (CCEJN) hosted the first DPR Environmental Justice Pesticide Enforcement Workshop. The purpose of the workshop was to strengthen partnerships with the community by providing attendees a working knowledge of federal, state and county pesticide use enforcement activities.

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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