The Coalition Advocating for Pesticide Safety Ventura (CAPS-805), based in Oxnard, was founded in 2017 Our work has directly resulted in policy victories, including a glyphosate ban on public land in Santa Barbara Unified School District, and has built local knowledge, engagement and leadership. 

The CAPS-805 coalition is strong and growing, with dozens of members and a regular presence in Sacramento. Previously, Ventura went unrepresented on the pesticide issue at the state level. Thanks to CAPS-805 pressure, the Ventura County Agricultural Commissioner agreed to run a local pilot pesticide notification project in the Oxnard community of Nyeland Acres, one of only four in the state. Feedback from that pilot led to a stronger statewide proposal, expected to be implemented in 2025.


CAPS 805 letters

to state and local officials, departments and agencies are archived here.

Want to get involved?

Contact CAPS 805 organizer Teresa Gomez at

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