Learn about California’s Sustainable Pest Management Roadmap on February 28 and March 2
Secretary for Environmental Protection
Leia Bailey, Communications Director
(916) 445-3974 | Leia.Bailey@cdpr.ca.gov
The Department of Pesticide Regulation, in partnership with the California Department of Food and Agriculture, will host webinars on February 28 and March 2 to provide information on the recommendations in the Sustainable Pest Management Roadmap for urban and agricultural environments.
The webinars will provide an overview of specific recommendations for urban and agricultural environment and include perspectives shared by members of the Sustainable Pest Management Work Group on the consensus process for the development of the Roadmap.
No registration is required to attend the webinars and all four webinars will include simultaneous interpretation in Spanish.
Webinars on February 28 will address the Roadmap’s recommendations for urban pest management.
- From 10-11 a.m. Join by clicking the Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84472009083
- From 5:30-6:30 p.m. Join by clicking the Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84877108929
Webinars on March 2 will address the Roadmap’s recommendations for agricultural pest management.
- From 10-11 a.m. Join by clicking the Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88165556715
- From 5:30-6:30 p.m. Join by clicking the Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87996623083
DPR opened a public comment period on the prioritization and implementation of next steps outlined in the Sustainable Pest Management Roadmap. The planned webinars are intended to help inform public comments. The comment period will close at 5 p.m. on March 13, 2023. Comments can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to 1001 I Street, P.O. Box 4015, Sacramento, CA 95812. Comments received will be considered as part of the state-level coordination on implementing the recommendations in the Sustainable Pest Management Roadmap.
ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT OF PESTICIDE REGULATION
The California Department of Pesticide Regulation protects human health and the environment by fostering safer and sustainable pest management practices, and by operating a robust regulatory system. The department evaluates and registers pesticides and monitors, regulates and oversees enforcement of their sale and use in California.
DPR’s work includes conducting scientific evaluations of pesticides to assess and mitigate potential harm to human health and the environment. These evaluations are conducted prior to and following registration. Pesticides must be registered before they can be sold or used in California. DPR also monitors air and water for the presence of pesticides and enforces pesticide laws and regulations in coordination with the 55 County Agricultural Commissioners and their combined 500 field inspectors across the state’s 58 counties. DPR invests in innovative research, outreach, and education to encourage the development and adoption of safer, integrated pest management tools and practices. DPR conducts outreach to ensure pesticide workers, farmworkers and local communities have access to pesticide safety information.