In 2014, a California Department of Public Health report found that over 500,000 schoolchildren in California attend school within 1/4 mile of fields that apply some of the most hazardous agricultural pesticides on the market - including those that can cause cancer, brain damage, developmental and reproductive issues, and immediate poisoning. The report also showed that Latino schoolchildren are almost twice as likely as white children to attend schools near the highest use of the most hazardous pesticides.
Now, the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) is holding workshops statewide to hear from community members on what rules need to be put in place to protect children from nearby agricultural pesticide applications.
Make your voice heard!
Ask state officials to protect schoolchildren from dangerous pesticides!
Attend a DPR-organized workshop:
Please attend a workshop in your area to tell state officials that you want greater protections for pesticide use near schools. All workshops will have English/Spanish interpretation.
Thursday, May 28: Sacramento - 5:30pm
Location: Cal EPA
1001 I Street
Tuesday, June 2: Salinas - 5:30pm
Location: Cesar Chavez Library
615 Williams Road
Salinas CA 93905
Wednesday, June 3: Oxnard -7pm
Location: Rio Mesa High School (Library)
545 Central Avenue
Oxnard, CA 93036
Thursday, June 4: Lamont - 5:30pm
Location: Kern County Library
8304 Segrue Road
Lamont CA 93241
Tuesday, June 9: Coachella - 5:30pm
Location: City of Coachella Corporate Yard
53-462 Enterprise Way
Coachella, CA 92236
Prepare for the workshop!
Attend a webinar
To learn more about this issue and how you can weigh in to ensure DPR adopts the strongest protections possible,
please join the Californians for Pesticide Reform coalition for one of our three upcoming webinars:
Thursday, May 21, 12-1pm - ENGLISH
Tuesday, May 26, 7-8pm - ENGLISH
Wednesday, May 27, 6-7pm - SPANISH
If you have any questions about the workshops or webinars, please contact: Sarah Aird, CPR's Co-director at
or 510-788-9025 x5.