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Sacramento, CA: Keep cancer-causing pesticide out of California!
Monday, December 14th 2009  11am

Come to Sacramento to demand that state officials not approve methyl iodide, a highly toxic cancer-causing chemical and water contaminant, for use in California's fields. Read more about methyl iodide. Date: Monday, December 14th Location: Cesar Chavez Park 10th & “I” Streets, Sacramento Time: 11am

Ross, CA: An evening with owls
Thursday, November 20th 2008  6:30-9:30PM

The Hungry Owl Project is thrilled to announce our fourth annual “Evening with Owls” event at the Marin Art & Garden Center in Ross. We’ll have owl stories, short educational talks, a silent auction featuring fine art and photography donated by local artists, the opportunity to purchase gifts for the holidays AND you’ll meet the stars of the show - live owls! We’ll share information and see photos from this year’s activities. Mingle with other owl enthusiasts, nibble, drink wine, have fun - and leave with a sense of wonder. Join us for an after dinner event featuring savory and sweet treats accompanied by excellent local wine and other beverages. All food and drink will be served in and on biodegradable products. This event is a fundraiser to continue our work with schools and the public.

San Francisco, CA: Food Safety Gone Astray: The Misguided War on Wildlife
Thursday, November 20th 2008  9am - 4pm

Register Now! Wild Farm Alliance will bring together national and regional experts who will demonstrate how over-reactions and superficial fixes are threatening the sustainability of our food systems, human health and wildlife, while identifying alternatives. Speakers will present fresh perspectives and the latest research on critical US food safety issues since the 2006 E.coli outbreak in spinach, and reveal how agri-business practices conducted in the name of "food safety" have caused serious environmental harm and may in fact be counterproductive to keeping our food safe. Even before the spinach incident, related systemic problems were brewing. Topics Include: - The real and imagined risks of food pathogens; - Food safety-induced habitat destruction and research on the low risk posed by wildlife; - CAFOs and the rise and spread of antibiotic resistance pathogens; - Onerous food safety practices imposed on family farmers who don't grow risky crops; - New food safety strategies being developed by farmers and agencies. Thursday, November 20, 2008 9am - 4pm Free Admission, Catered Lunch Available for $15 Location: One Fort Mason San Francisco, CA Register Now!

Visalia, CA: Central California Environmental Justice Network 2008 Conference
Saturday, November 15th 2008  

Central California Environmental Justice Network proudly invites you to "Building Common Ground" 2008 CCEJN Conference Details of Conference, workshops, speakers coming soon...so save the date!

Ross, CA: Got Gophers?
Saturday, July 12th 2008  11:30AM-1:00PM

The Hungry Owl Project is excited to present “Got Gophers?” an informational demonstration by Thomas Wittman of Gophers Limited. This is sure to be an educational and entertaining presentation on non-toxic pest control. Learn about the rodents and options for pest management. See live owls. Beverages and snacks will be provided. There will be Hungry Owl Project nest boxes and Gophers Limited equipment and services available

Sausalito, CA: Stop the Spray Benefit Concert
Sunday, June 8th 2008  1:00-6:00

Benefit concert to stop aerial and ground pesticide spraying for the light brown apple moth.

Corte Madera, CA: MOMS MARCH TO STOP THE SPRAY
Saturday, May 10th 2008  9:30

California Moms and Their Families Unite to Stop Aerial Pesticide Spraying for Light Brown Apple Moth (LBAM). Join Us in a March of Solidarity on May 10th, to Urge the Governor to Stop the Spray!

San Francisco, CA: Stop the Spray - San Francisco Town Hall Meeting
Thursday, May 8th 2008  7:00 pm

Learn Why the Planned Aerial Spraying of Pesticides Over San Francisco is Not Safe, Not Effective, and Not Necessary

Parlier, CA: Parlier Pubic Hearing: Protect Your Health From Pesticide Smog!
Thursday, July 12th 2007  5:00 pm

Smog-forming pesticides cause air pollution and poison communities, yet pesticide polluters have been getting a free ride from regulations for over a decade. Finally, as a result of a lawsuit, the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) has drafted regulations that are supposed to reduce pesticide smog emissions by 20% below 1991 levels in the Sacramento, San Joaquin Valley, Ventura, Southeast Desert and South Coast air basins. However, the regulations are too weak to protect public health and achieve the required reductions. California communities deserve to breathe clean air now: tell regulators to reduce the use of smog-forming pesticides!

Ontario, CA: Ontario Public Hearing: Protect Your Health From Pesticide Smog!
Tuesday, July 10th 2007  4:30 pm

Smog-forming pesticides cause air pollution and poison communities, yet pesticide polluters have been getting a free ride from regulations for over a decade. Finally, as a result of a lawsuit, the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) has drafted regulations that are supposed to reduce pesticide smog emissions by 20% below 1991 levels in the Sacramento, San Joaquin Valley, Ventura, Southeast Desert and South Coast air basins. However, the regulations are too weak to protect public health and achieve the required reductions. California communities deserve to breathe clean air now: tell regulators to reduce the use of smog-forming pesticides! Attend this public hearing and voice your concerns. 4:30 pm Issue Briefing 5:00 pm Public Hearing

Lamont, CA: Lamont: Meet with State Regulator on Pesticide Air Pollution
Monday, July 9th 2007  6:00 pm

The San Joaquin Valley of California has some of the worst air pollution in the nation. Childhood asthma rates are higher here than almost anywhere else. Pesticides in the air are a major contributor to smog and ozone. Not only do pesticides directly affect our health, they affect our air quality as well. Our government is obligated to protect us from pesticide air pollution. Now is the time for us to tell them how best to do it. The Deputy Director from the Department of Pesticide Regulation will be here on July 9. If pesticides are affecting you or if your children suffer from respiratory ailments like asthma, this workshop is a must for you! Come and vocalize your concerns on the use of pesticides that cause air pollution. If we want to protect our families and our communities, we must be there and let them know that we care about this issue.

Thermal, CA: Thermal: Meet with State Regulator about Pesticide Air Pollution
Thursday, July 5th 2007  6:00 pm

The Southern Desert Region of California has some of the worst air pollution in the nation. Childhood asthma rates are higher here than almost anywhere else. Pesticides in the air are a major contributor to smog and ozone. Not only do pesticides directly affect our health, they affect our air quality as well. Our government is obligated to protect us from pesticide air pollution. Now is the time for us to tell them how best to do it. The Deputy Director from the Department of Pesticide Regulation will be here on July 5. If pesticides are affecting you or if your children suffer from respiratory ailments like asthma, this workshop is a must for you! Come and vocalize your concerns on the use of pesticides that cause air pollution. If we want to protect our families and our communities, we must be there and let them know that we care about this issue.

Tulare, CA: Public Hearing about Dangerous Airborne Pesticide
Wednesday, May 30th 2007  1:00 pm & 7:00 pm

The state Department of Pesticide Regulation is holding a meeting in Tulare to present their plan for new rules on use of the pesticide fumigant metam sodium. This is the pesticide which made hundreds of people ill when it drifted by air into neighborhoods of Earlimart and Arvin and fields in Mettler. Metam sodium is used to fumigate or treat the soil before planting crops such as carrots, potatoes, and tomatoes. It can cause serious breathing problems and severe irritation of eyes, nose and throat. The plan will require notice to neighborhoods near fields which will be fumigated, though it does not go far enough to protect public health from the dangers of metam sodium. Our communities have suffered enough. Please attend to demand tight restrictions and clear warning notices on use of the pesticide Metam Sodium. Public Workshops Wednesday, May 30th Afternoon Session 1:00 – 3:30 pm Evening Session 7:00 – 9:30 pm

Sacramento, CA: Environmental Health Legislative Education Days
Tuesday, May 22nd 2007  

The fifth annual Environmental Health Legislative Education Days will take place in Sacramento May 22-23, 2007. At an all day training on May 22, we will learn a variety of tactics to be even more succesful in our struggle to pass health protective laws. On May 23 we'll have the chance to put those new ideas into action by visiting legislators in the State Captiol. If you are interested in attending, please contact Andrea Wilson at andrea@igc.org

Gonzales, CA: Pesticide Drift Training
Thursday, May 17th 2007  9:30 am

Please join us for a training on pesticide drift and what you can do to protect yourself, your family and your community. the training will take place at 9:30 am in Gonzales (7 miles north of Soledad). Please contact Andrea Wilson at (415) 981-3939 x 5 for more information.

Gonzales, CA: Pesticide Drift Training
Wednesday, May 16th 2007  6:30 pm

Please join us for a training on pesticide drift and what you can do to protect yourself, your family and your community. the training will take place at 6:30 pm in Gonzales (7 miles north of Soledad). Please contact Andrea Wilson at (415) 981-3939 x 5 for more information.

Lindsay, Tulare County, CA: News Conference: Lindsay Residents Find Pesticide Contamination in Their Bodies
Wednesday, May 16th 2007  10 am

Lindsay Residents Find Pesticide Contamination in Their Bodies, Call for Stronger Protection; Urine Tests Correspond to Air Monitoring Data A commonly used, highly toxic pesticide sprayed on oranges is contaminating human bodies, and the residents of Lindsay, Tulare County can prove it. A group of concerned residents, tired of seeing their children become ill during times of peak spraying, tested the air they breathe and their own bodies for the presence of the pesticide chlorpyrifos and found disturbing results. Study results to be announced at news conference.

Salinas, CA: Californians for Pesticide Reform Statewide Annual Conference
Saturday, January 27th 2007  9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Ten Years of Working Together: Celebrating Pesticide Reform Victories Past, Present & Future Californians for Pesticide Reform is turning 10 years old! With 180 member organizations, the CPR coalition has built a strong movement for pesticide reform in California. Come celebrate with other pesticide reform leaders who have helped drive this change. Join us for a day of issue briefings, networking and skills trainings in our statewide efforts to reduce pesticide use and support sustainable alternatives. Together we can shape the future direction of pesticide reform in California. Please join us! * Lunch Provided * Childcare Available This is a fully bilingual (English/Spanish) conference. Location: Salinas Community Center, 940 N. Main Street, Salinas, CA 93906 Download directions to the conference. Agenda: 9 - 10am: Registration 10am - 4pm: Conference 4 - 6pm: Reception/10th Anniversary Party! Download a full schedule. Please Register by Friday, January 19, 2007! Register online or download a registration form. Return Registration Forms to: Californians For Pesticide Reform 49 Powell Street Ste 500 San Francisco, CA 94102 Or email it to Andrea (see address below)

Salinas, CA: California por una Reforma de las Politicas sobre Pesticidas Conferencia Estatal
Saturday, January 27th 2007  Sabado, 27 de enero, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Diez años de trabajar juntos: Celebramos los éxitos y reformas que logramos y lograremos ¡Californians for Pesticide Reform cumple 10 años! Con 180 organizaciones asociadas, la coalición de CPR ha construido un poderoso movimiento para reformar las políticas del uso de pesticidas en California. Vengan a celebrar junto a otros colegas que han apoyado e impulsado esta reforma. Acompáñenos durante un día de reuniones informativas, en el que podrá crear nuevas conexiones y recibir capacitación sobre los esfuerzos que estamos desarrollando a nivel estatal para reducir el uso de pesticidas y apoyar las alternativas sostenibles. Juntos podemos cambiar la dirección que tomará la reforma del uso de pesticidas en California. ¡Por favor, compartan con nosotros! 9:00 am a 10:00 am: Inscripción 10:00 am a 4:00 pm: Conferencia 4:00 pm a 6:00 pm: ¡¡¡FIESTA!!! * Comida gratis * Cuidado de niños y interpretación al español disponible Direcciones a la Conferencia Por favor inscribase antes de viernes, 19 de enero Complete el formulario de inscripción. Envielas a: Californians For Pesticide Reform 49 Powell Steet Ste 500 San Francisco, CA 94102 Fax: 415-981-2727 andrea@igc.org Para más información, por favor llame Andrea a 1-888-CPR-4880

SAN JOSE, CA: 3rd Annual Regional Integrated Pest Management Conference
Tuesday, November 14th 2006  8:00AM-5:00PM

Community and urban settings present special challenges when it comes to managing pests. In our homes, schools, parks, golf courses and other public spaces, a growing importance is placed on using low-risk, effective and environmentally sound methods to control insects, diseases, weeds, and other pests. On November 14, 2006, researchers, educators, regulators, pest managers, and others involved in community and urban integrated pest management from across Northern California will gather in San Jose, California to share their insights and expertise in this emerging arena. The conference is focused on meeting the needs of local public agencies that are working to incorporate IPM in their internal operations. The conference will provide the audience with information about IPM principles, as well as examples of applications that are relevant to their own operations. In addition, information will be provided on the underlying need to reduce pesticide use for economic, regulatory, health and environmental reasons.

Earlimart & Fresno, CA: Environmental Justice Tour
Tuesday, September 26th 2006  

HUNDREDS NATIONWIDE TO PARTICIPATE IN TOUR CALLING FOR ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE Simultaneous Bus Caravans to Visit Fenceline Communities Across America Suffering Serious Health Effects from Toxic Pollution New York, NY, September 11, 2006 Communities across America are gearing up for the Environmental Justice for All, Tour '06, launched by a coalition of over 70 environmental justice, social justice, public health, human rights, and worker's rights groups to highlight the devastating impact of toxic contamination on people of color and in poor communities across the United States. Three bus caravans carrying activists, health researchers, environmental scientists, and public policy experts will tour communities in the Northeast, South, and West Coast, where people are suffering serious health effects associated with toxic pollution. Organizers say the tour will provide advocacy tools to affected communities and put pressure on Congressional leaders to make the elimination of environmental hazards a priority issue in the upcoming elections. "This Environmental Justice Tour will bring together grassroots communities from across the country, to help them realize that they are not alone in their fight against the toxic contamination of their communities," said Hilton Kelley, a Port Arthur, TX native and national spokesperson for the tour. "This tour will also identify resources for these community groups in their struggle. A tour like this has been long overdue," Kelley added. Stops along the Tour will include towns such as Port Arthur, TX; Newark, NJ; and Fort Ord, CA, communities that have suffered widespread and significant health effects due to the persistent presence of industrial toxins in their air, water, and food. The low-income, African American community of Port Arthur, TX is located in the heart of Gasoline Alley, home to four international oil refineries, and some of the dirtiest air in the nation. Port Arthur is about 90% African American, with a 13.5% unemployment rate, and a quarter of its residents living at or below the poverty level. Currently, environmental justice activists in Port Arthur are battling a proposal from gasoline giant Motiva, a part of Shell Oil, to expand their facilities in Port Arthur. Activists claim that the proposed expansion, which would make the facility the largest in the nation, is an environmental injustice to the largely African American community living on the fenceline. The largely working-class, multi-ethnic Ironbound community in Newark, NJ is home to the largest solid waste incinerator in the Northeast and numerous hazardous waste sites, including a Diamond alkali Superfund site that makes Newark the largest dioxin contaminated site in the world. Environmental activists in Ironbound are currently challenging a proposed action which would dump waste from New York City to landfills in Ironbound. Fort Ord, an army post in Northern California is recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as one of the most contaminated Superfund sites in the nation. Residents of Fort Ord are routinely exposed to hazardous toxins from two leaky landfills, burning of military munitions and littered ammunition, and contaminated groundwater from the improper disposal of cleaning solvent carbon tetrachloride, a cancer causing agent. The Tour will also stop in Gulf Coast communities, where the combined effects of global warming and toxic pollution are undermining the recovery of areas destroyed during Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Each of these communities is engaged in solution-driven efforts that draw attention to a broken U.S. environmental protection system that defends old polluting industries instead of requiring innovative and safer technologies, and establishing safeguards for protecting human health from industrial toxins and hazards. The Environmental Justice for All, Tour '06 was inspired at a meeting of environmental justice and public health groups from across the country who joined together to draw attention to the work of local activists in West Louisville, KY, dubbed by industry as Rubbertown.? The collaboration of these groups brought light to the one-half mile stretch adjacent to an African American neighborhood where 12 toxic industrial facilities have left the area polluted, and people sick and dying. For more information about The Environmental Justice for All Tour, visit the website at: http://www.EJ4all.org

Moraga, CA: Moraga Town Council will vote on a written Integrated Pest Management Policy (Reducing Pesticide Usage by Staff)
Wednesday, September 13th 2006  7:30 PM

We need community members there to show that we are watching how the Town Council members vote on this issue. When: 7:30 PM – most likely we will be the first on the agenda w/ children present. And yes, bring all your children! 7:40 – 8:15 PM will likely be time IPM will be addressed and voted upon. Make yourselves present and in the center area so they know we are all there for the IPM issue… Mayor normally asks how many people are there for this issue prior to placing it first on the agenda as a courtesy for the children early in the meeting, around 7:40 PM. Please RSVP Parents for a Safer Environment Director, so we know how many are coming.

Sacramento, CA: Central Valley Air Quality Coalition (CVAQ) Clean Air Action Day!
Monday, August 28th 2006  

Tired of Valley air pollution? Not sure how to really make a difference? It's as easy as 1-2-3! 1) Sign up for the Central Valley Air Quality Coalition (CVAQ) Clean Air Action Day! Save the date: Monday, August 28, 2006. 2) Spend a day with other air quality activists to meet with state legislators to voice your concerns and experiences with air pollution. 3) Return home empowered and inspired, knowing that your message to the Capitol represents thousands of voices in the Valley that want clean air now! The Central Valley Air Quality (CVAQ) Coalition is a partnership of more than 65 community, medical, public health, environmental and environmental justice organizations representing thousands of residents in the San Joaquin Valley that are committed to cleaning up the Valley's air. This year marks the third annual Clean Air Action Day to inform legislators of our struggle to breathe here in the Valley. CVAQ will provide transportation, training, breakfast, and lunch . . .it’s as easy as 1-2-3! We really can make a difference. Clean Air Action Day August 28th 2006 Together, our voice will be heard! Need a reason to go? - Fresno County has the highest childhood asthma rate in the nation. - Air pollution costs the San Joaquin Valley $3.3 billion per year in associated health care costs, missed school days, and lost workdays. - 1,300 Valley residents die prematurely each year because of air pollution. - Pesticides are the fourth leading cause of smog in the Central Valley The Central Valley Air Quality (CVAQ) Coalition invites you to register for: Central Valley Clean Air Action Day Monday, August 28th, 2006 Join Others on a Fun and Important Journey to Sacramento to talk to legislators about Clean Air for the Central Valley! Schedule: * 6:00am - Leave Fresno by bus * 7:15am - Bus stops in Merced for pick-ups * 10:30am - Guided tour of Capitol in Sacramento * 12:00pm - Lunch and training * 1:00-5:00pm - Break into teams and meet with policymakers * 5:15 pm - Return to Central Valley Please download registration form here.

Lindsay, CA: Town Hearing with Senator Flores on Pesticides and Air Quality
Thursday, August 17th 2006  6-9 pm

Senator Flores is having a hearing (Town meeting) including an official legislative state committee (select committee) on pesticides and air quality. There will be panelists from the following agencies, DPR, OEHHA, Ag. Commissioner, CARB, Spray Safe and CPR. There will be also time for public comments.

Sacramento, CA: EHLWG Mini Lobby Day
Tuesday, August 8th 2006  9 am

Hello all! Wanted to let you know about an opportunity to meet with our legislators on pressing environmental health concerns including air and water quality, pesticides and toxins in our environment. On Tuesday, August 8 the Environmental Health Legislative Working Group (EHLWG) is organizing a mini-lobby day in Sacramento. We should be finished with all of our meetings by 4 pm. Please call to confirm your attendence.

Oxnard, Sacramento, Parlier, CA: DPR HOLDS WORKSHOPS ON AIR QUALITY, UPDATES PESTICIDE CANCELLATIONS
Tuesday, August 8th 2006  

SACRAMENTO - The Department of Pesticide Regulation will hold three public workshops in August to hear comments on DPR's air quality initiative. Workshops will be held in: Oxnard, Sacramento, Parlier.

Visalia, CA: SAFE meeting
Thursday, July 27th 2006  10:00am-12 PM

Our monthly SAFE meeting striving for healthier air in the Central Valley.

Lindsay, CA: Pesticides Pollute Air:Community Activists Prove Contamination
Tuesday, July 18th 2006  10am

Pesticides Pollute Air: Community Activists Prove Contamination Tulare County community groups, residents and statewide organizations join together for the first ever public announcement of results from the "Drift Catcher"-a community pesticide air monitoring device developed by Pesticide Action Network-and results from a Tulare County community pesticide survey. Drifting airborne pesticides are a major contributor to ozone or "smog" in the San Joaquin Valley and can cause serious health problems such as acute pesticide poisonings and diseases such as asthma and cancer. Local groups will present recommendations to protect public health from toxic pesticide drift. Speakers include: * IRMA ARROLLO, Director, El Quinto Sol * TERESA DeANDA, Central Valley Representative, Californians for Pesticide Reform, teresa@igc.org * Dr. MARGARET REEVES, Senior Scientist, Pesticide Action Network, mreeves@panna.org * LUIS ZAMORA, Community Educator * POISONING VICTIMS: additional community members who have been poisoned by pesticides will be available for interview

Lindsay, CA: Aprenda como hablar con la prensa! Un entrenamiento para activistas
Monday, July 17th 2006  6 pm

Aprenda como hablar con la prensa! Un entrenamiento para activistas Te as preguntado como puede la prensa cubrir las victorias de tu grupo en las noticias de la noche? O como puedes tu lograr que se escriba un articulo respecto a tu trabajo en el periódico ? Ven a este entrenamiento introductorio de tres horas y descúbrelo. En el entrenamiento tú aprenderás: o Como decidir que quieres decir a la prensa ("Tu mensaje") o La major manera de contactar a la prense o Ideas para cuando hablas con reporteros Usaremos ejemplos tocante pesticidas y salud publica durante el entrenamiento, aunque las habilidades pueden ser usadas por los activistas para cualquier asunto. Habrá tiempo para que todos practiquen las habilidades cubiertas en el entrenamiento. Todos son bienvenidos, aunque tu nunca hallas echo trabajo de prensa o ya tienes algo de experiencia!

Visalia, CA: Media Training
Wednesday, June 28th 2006  10am - 1pm

Media Training for Activists This three-hour introductory training in Visalia will cover how to decide what you want to say to the media (your "message") and general tips for contacting and speaking with the media. The skills could be used for advocacy around any issue, but we'll use examples relating to pesticides and public health during the training. There will be time for everyone to practice the skills covered in the training. All welcome, whether you've never done any media work or already have some skills! Please RSVP to Tracey by June 21, 2006 over email or by phone.

Parlier, CA: DPR's Parlier Local Advisory Group Meeting
Thursday, June 8th 2006  6pm-8pm

The Department of Pesticide Regulation will be releasing the results of the first 3 months of air monitoring from its Environmental justice pilot project in Parlier. Come one, come all to hear the results and tell DPR that we want them to protect Central Valley communities from breathing toxic air!

Salinas, CA: Department of Pesticide Regulation Hearing on Statewide Policy
Tuesday, March 28th 2006  5-9pm

Attend one of the statewide public hearings and give comments on DPR’s proposed Enforcement Response Policy (ERP).

Sacramento, CA: Department of Pesticide Regulation Hearing on Statewide Policy
Thursday, March 16th 2006  1pm

Attend one of the statewide public hearings and give comments on DPR’s proposed Enforcement Response Policy (ERP).

Oakland, CA: Regional Integrated Pest Management Conference
Tuesday, June 14th 2005  7:30am-5:30pm

Integrated Pest Management is an effective, environmentally sensitive approach to pest control that relies on a combination of practices, minimizing exposure of pesticides to people and the environment.

San Leandro, CA: Healthy Schools Inside & Out training
Saturday, April 9th 2005  9-4pm

Discover less-toxic alternatives to pesticides and cleaning supplies in this workshop for educators.

Visalia, CA: Safe Air For Everyone -- Tulare Policy Meeting
Monday, October 25th 2004  10 am - 1:00 pm

Come to our local Tulare County meeting to discuss how to prevent pesticide poisoning. If you're worried about the health effects of pesticide drift (pesticides that drift through the air away from fields), join with other community activists to change local policies and protect yourself and your family!

Lindsay, CA: Community Pesticide Drift Meeting
Tuesday, October 19th 2004  6:00-8:00 pm

Free, bilingual (English/Spanish) community meeting to discuss local pesticide issues. Information on health effects of pesticides and the problem of pesticide pollution in our air. Join with other local community members to prevent pesticide poisoning! Snacks & childcare provided.

Lindsay, CA: Lindsay Health Fair (Tulare County)
Sunday, October 17th 2004  1:00 - 5:00 pm

Festive educational event with information for community members on local health issues, including pesticides. Bilingual (English/Spanish) & family-friendly event.

Santa Paula, CA: Santa Paula DPR Environmental Justice Meeting
Tuesday, August 24th 2004  6:00 - 8:00 pm

In March 2004, the Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) released its revised draft Environmental Justice Implementation Plan. (It is available in Spanish and English on DPR's Web site, .) We would like to get feedback on it from a wide range of stakeholders. To help us do this, we are scheduling a series of dialogue sessions for community groups and others who may wish to attend. These will be informal meetings with Chief Deputy Director Paul Gosselin. We would like to hear what you like about our draft EJ Implementation Plan and what you would like to see changed. We would also like input on what you think our priorities should be regarding environmental justice.

San Luis Obispo, CA: San Luis Obispo DPR Environmental Justice Meeting
Monday, August 16th 2004  6:00 - 8:00 pm

In March 2004, the Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) released its revised draft Environmental Justice Implementation Plan. (It is available in Spanish and English on DPR's Web site, .) We would like to get feedback on it from a wide range of stakeholders. To help us do this, we are scheduling a series of dialogue sessions for community groups and others who may wish to attend. These will be informal meetings with Chief Deputy Director Paul Gosselin. We would like to hear what you like about our draft EJ Implementation Plan and what you would like to see changed. We would also like input on what you think our priorities should be regarding environmental justice.

Yuba City, CA: Yuba City DPR Environmental Justice Meeting
Thursday, August 12th 2004  6:00 - 8:00 pm

In March 2004, the Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) released its revised draft Environmental Justice Implementation Plan. (It is available in Spanish and English on DPR's Web site, .) We would like to get feedback on it from a wide range of stakeholders. To help us do this, we are scheduling a series of dialogue sessions for community groups and others who may wish to attend. These will be informal meetings with Chief Deputy Director Paul Gosselin. We would like to hear what you like about our draft EJ Implementation Plan and what you would like to see changed. We would also like input on what you think our priorities should be regarding environmental justice.

Salinas, CA: Salinas DPR Environmental Justice Meeting
Monday, August 9th 2004  6:00 - 8:00 pm

In March 2004, the Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) released its revised draft Environmental Justice Implementation Plan. (It is available in Spanish and English on DPR's Web site, .) We would like to get feedback on it from a wide range of stakeholders. To help us do this, we are scheduling a series of dialogue sessions for community groups and others who may wish to attend. These will be informal meetings with Chief Deputy Director Paul Gosselin. We would like to hear what you like about our draft EJ Implementation Plan and what you would like to see changed. We would also like input on what you think our priorities should be regarding environmental justice.

Fresno, CA: Fresno DPR Environmental Justice Meeting
Monday, July 12th 2004  6:00 - 8:00 pm

In March 2004, the Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) released its revised draft Environmental Justice Implementation Plan. (It is available in Spanish and English on DPR's Web site, .) We would like to get feedback on it from a wide range of stakeholders. To help us do this, we are scheduling a series of dialogue sessions for community groups and others who may wish to attend. These will be informal meetings with Chief Deputy Director Paul Gosselin. We would like to hear what you like about our draft EJ Implementation Plan and what you would like to see changed. We would also like input on what you think our priorities should be regarding environmental justice.

San Francisco, CA: test
Thursday, April 29th 2004  

Camarillo, CA: Earth Day - CSU Channel Islands
Thursday, April 22nd 2004  10am to 3pm

One day fair with entertainment, food, informational booths by local companies, government agencies and non-profit organizations, hands on exhibits, and childrenÕs activities. Local and statewide pesticide activist organizations will have booths.

Berkeley, CA: Unite for Change: New Approaches to Pesticides and Environmental Health
Saturday, April 3rd 2004  

In the face of rising public concern over corporate interests taking priority over human health, the environment and democratic decision-making on a global scale, a growing consensus is emerging. It is the awareness that we are part of a larger environment that affects our bodies, the places we live, work and play, and the interconnected ecosystems essential to a sustainable future.

, : DPR HOLDS WORKSHOPS ON AIR QUALITY, UPDATES PESTICIDE CANCELLATIONS
  

SACRAMENTO - The Department of Pesticide Regulation will hold three public workshops in August to hear comments on DPR's air quality initiative. Workshops will be held in: Oxnard, Sacramento, Parlier


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Davis, CA: 25 Stories from the Central Valley
25 STORIES: THE EXHIBIT will feature photographs on display from April 23 through August 23 at the Richard L. Nelson satellite gallery in the Buehler Alumni Center at UC Davis. 5:00pm

A photo exhibit from the communities and back roads of the Central Valley documenting women leaders struggling for environmental justice.