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2020 Fire Resources & Recovery Digital Seminars (Spanish)



9:00am - 2:30pm


Please join us for information on wildfire safety, effects, and recovery for Napa County farmworkers. Attendees may join any time they like, the timing for each presentation is below. Recordings will be available to all NVG members after the event.

Those affected by wildfires are encouraged to join us the following day for a drive-thru community fair.  There will be complimentary materials such as mulch, native and sterile seed mixes, straw wattles, tarps, and gloves will be available for drive-through pick-up at Napa Valley College on Thursday, October 29th All materials are on a first-come, first-served basis.


Acompañenos y obtenga información sobre seguridad, efectos y recuperación de incendios forestales para los trabajadores del campo del condado de Napa. Los participantes pueden unirse cuando les sea posible, el horario de cada presentación es el siguiente. Las grabaciones estarán disponibles para todos los miembros de NVG después del evento.

Aquellos afectados por los incendios forestales se les invita a unirse a nosotros al día siguiente para una feria comunitaria.  Habrá materiales complementarios como mantillo, mezclas de semillas nativas y estériles, barbas de paja, lonas y guantes disponibles y se recogerán en Napa Valley College el jueves 29 de octubre. Todos los materiales se entregarán por orden de llegada.

Seminar Details
Detalles del Seminario
9:00am - 10:00am
Wildfire Smoke Effects & Regulations (Managers / Supervisors)
Western Center for Agricultural Health and Safety and Cal OSHA
Speaker: Michael Alvarez and Teresa Andrews
Regulaciones y efectos del humo de incendios forestales (gerentes / supervisores)
Western Center for Agricultural Health and Safety and Cal OSHA
Presentadores: Michael Alvarez and Teresa Andrews
10:15am - 11:15am
Preparing the Vineyard for Winter Following Fire - 10 Basic Rules
Napa RCD
Speaker: Ruby Stahl
Preparando el viñedo para el invierno después de los incendios. 10 reglas básicas. 
Napa RCD 
Presentadora: Ruby Stahl
11:15am - 12:00pm
12:00pm - 12:30pm
Smoke Taint: What it is, Why it Happens, and Ways to Mitigate it in the Vineyard and Winery
UC Davis
Speaker: Cristina Medina Plaza
Mancha de humo: Qué es, por qué sucede y cómo mitigarla en el viñedo y la bodega.
UC Davis
Presentadora: Cristina Medina Plaza
12:45pm - 1:45pm
Wildfire Smoke Effects & Regulations (Fieldworkers)
Western Center for Agricultural Health and Safety 
Speaker: Teresa Andrews
Efectos del Humo de los Incendios Forestales y Regulaciones (Trabajadores de campo)
Western Center for Agricultural Health and Safety
Presentadora: Teresa Andrews
2:00pm - 2:30pm Wildfire Recovery Resources for Farmworkers
Upvalley Family Centers
Speaker: Indira López
Humo de los Incendios Forestales Recursos de Recuperación 
Upvalley Family Centers
Presentadora: Indira López

Meet the Speakers:

Teresa Andrews, Education and Outreach Specialist, Western Center for Agricultural Health and Safety

Ms. Andrews has extensive experience working with cultural minorities, including developing educational materials and conducting training. In her current role as outreach and educational specialist for the Western Center for Agricultural Health and Safety, Ms. Andrews has forged collaborative links with Hispanic farm worker groups, growers, farm labor contractors, community organizations, employers, and insurance personnel. She has developed low-literacy educational materials and conducted training sessions in both English and Spanish for farm worker children, dairy workers, farmers, and others.

Ruby Stahel, Conservation Project Manager, Napa RCD

Ruby Stahel has been working in environmental conservation since 2009. She has a M.S. in Conservation Biology from Antioch University New England and a B.A. in Environmental Studies from Prescott College. In the past, Ruby has worked with the USDA Agricultural Research Service, USDA Forest Service and the California Land Stewardship Institute. Her most recent work focused on sustainable viticulture management practices and their effect on soil. She has helped many farmers complete farm conservation plans and has assisted them with receiving grant funding for healthy soil projects and riparian habitat restoration. Ruby is passionate about working with growers to implement best management practices to improve water quality and soil health. She also has a deep interest in conserving biodiversity and ecosystem function. In her free time, Ruby enjoys surfing and fly fishing.

Cristina Medina Plaza, Postdoctoral Researcher, UC Davis

Postdoctoral Researcher at Anita Oberholster's Group, UC Davis
Department of Physical Chemistry and Inorganic Chemistry,Valladolid, Spain
26 Publications

Michael Alvarez, Educational Outreach Trainer, Cal/OSHA

Currently Educational Outreach Trainer for the Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA 2012 Heat Illness Campaign – post retired) Former (retired) Regional Manager and Acting Program Manager for Cal/OSHA Consultation. Cal/OSHA Emergency Response Manager that included services during the Katrina Emergency and California Wild Fires. Started with Cal/OSHA in February 1976 as a field engineer and eventually promoted to managing the Cal/OSHA Education and Training Unit. Education includes: B/S Degree in Industrial Engineering and Management & USArmy Veteran

Indira López, Program Director, UpValley Family Centers

Indira López is the Program Director for UpValley Family Centers, providing program oversight and program development for the agency. She was the Program Director for Calistoga Family Center prior to the merger, and has been in her role for over ten years. Indira is partially accredited by the US Department of Justice to provide assistance to individuals applying for immigration benefits with the Department of Homeland Security. She is also accredited in Triple P (Positive Parenting Program) in Level 3 Primary Care. Indira has over 20 years’ experience in social services and early childhood programs. She is active in the community and serves on the Board of Trustees of the Calistoga Joint Unified School District, and is a member of the Calistoga Soroptimists. Indira has completed coursework in Early Childhood Education at Pacific Union College and is bilingual in English/Spanish

Event confirmation details and Zoom link for the seminars will be sent out in advance of October 28. 

Any questions, please reach out to events@napagrowers.org.