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Public Forum on Impacts of Roundup Weed Killer


Public Forum on Impacts of Roundup Weed Killer

Petaluma Grange #851 invites you to a free public forum on March 9, to discuss the ecological and community impacts of glyphosate use in Petaluma and Sonoma County – most commonly sold in the form of RoundUp. We will provide easy solutions to gardening and landscaping with less weeds.

Glyphosate is a probable human carcinogen, according to the World Health Organization. In September 2015, the California Environmental Protection Agency announced a notice of intent to list glyphosate to a list of carcinogens under the state’s Proposition 65 law.

The toxic weed killer, glyphosate contains a chemical that is linked to irreversible neurological and endocrine-disrupting effects, severe kidney damage, asthma, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, birth defects and infertility, amongst other grave and life altering conditions. The widespread use of glyphosate is contaminating our water and our food, affecting both those that consume glyphosate-treated products and those that do not.

The Petaluma Grange has been working toward a proposed one-year moratorium of pesticides in public spaces and rights of way in Sonoma County. We think it’s time to remove it once and for all from our public spaces and waterways. Other cities including Richmond, Fairfax and Santa Cruz have instituted similar ordinances, with encouraging results.

Join us March 9, 6-7:30pm at the Petaluma Seed Bank for a public discussion about:

• Healthy, easy to implement Integrated Pest Management (IPM) strategies

• The ecological and public health impacts of glyphosate, including local water quality and use data from public records

• Update on the current status of the State of California’s efforts to include glyphosate as a Prop 65 substance

• Update about the moratorium being proposed to the City of Petaluma, and actions you can take for your city

Our panelists include:

Ella Teevan, Northern California Organizer, Food and Water Watch

Wendy Krupnick, Adjunct Professor, Sustainable Agriculture Program, Santa Rosa JC

Tiffany Renée, Former Petaluma Vice Mayor and current Petaluma Grange President

Join us at the Seed Bank, 199 Petaluma Boulevard North in Petaluma 

Petaluma Grange #851, Contact: Jaimey Walking Bear, Grange Lecturer, 707-694-5351

Register for free at this link to save your seat