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SCBA General Meeting

  • Monday, February 12, 2024
  • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM


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SCBA February General Meeting

Date: Feb 12, 2024; 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Location: ZOOM (information below)

Join us on ZOOM for February's General Meeting (don’t worry, we will be back to in person in March)

We will start off with some Beekeeping and Tending Q&A, Newsletter Trivia and Association announcements.At 7 pm we will be welcoming our speakers, Lena Freij and Dan Raichel.

Lena Freij (she/her) is a Staff Attorney at Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) Santa Monica office. She is on the Nature Team working to reduce and eliminate the use of pesticides that are harmful to pollinators  Lena has a bachelor’s degree in environmental science from California State University, Long Beach and earned her JD from UCLA Law School. She has brought administrative enforcement actions against violators of air, waste, pesticide, and toxic statutes.

Dan Raichel (he/him) is the Director of NRDC’s Pollinators and Pesticides Initiative, where he focuses on protecting our nation’s bee populations from the ever-growing threats to their health and existence—in particular, the use of bee-toxic pesticides. Before joining the Nature Program, Dan was co-director of NRDC’s Community Fracking Defense Project and an advocate for the cleanup of industrial pollution in the New York region. Dan holds bachelor’s degree in English from Cornell University and a J.D. from Columbia Law School.

Lena and Dan are joining us to discuss and  present on NRDC’s work around the many problems that neonicotinoids (“neonics”) cause for bees, other pollinators, wildlife, and human health. Their presentation will begin with some context about the harms of neonics and successful international responses to remedy those harms. They will then discuss the Federal government’s regulatory failures regarding neonics and legal loopholes that affect states, including California. The presentation will close with a discussion of state level action on neonics, followed by an opportunity for questions.

NRDC's mission is to safeguard the earth, its people, its plants and animals, and the natural systems on which all life depends. NRDC combines the power of more than 3 million members and online activists with the expertise of some 700 scientists, lawyers, and other environmental specialists to confront the climate crisis, protect the planet's wildlife and wild places, and to ensure the rights of all people to clean air, clean water, and healthy communities. 

Click here to read more about the Natural Resources Defense Council 

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