Event Calendar
In accordance with guidance from the CDC and the County of Santa Cruz Health Services Agency, and in the spirit of doing our part to limit community spread of COVID-19, the RCD of Santa Cruz County is temporarily closing our physical office. This office closure will be in place until May 3rd, or until the County lifts the Shelter In Place Order. Staff remain committed to serving our community and will continue working remotely to the greatest extent possible. Please contact staff via email. For general inquiries, contact info@rcdsantacruz.org.
Events under 'Public Meetings'
Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Event Name

Date

Blue Circle Meeting: Ecosystem Services

We will be holding a Blue Circle Event to learn about Ecosystem Services valuations and analyses going on in our area.
Thursday, November 06, 2014 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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RCD Board Meeting

An integral part of protecting our county's natural resources is understanding and participation in the processes that drive our community’s future. Why not attend an RCD Board of Directors meeting? It’s one of the great ways to meet your neighbors and to get involved!
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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College Lake Stakeholder Meeting

The RCD of Santa Cruz County is holding a stakeholder meeting to present and receive input on the College Lake Multi Objective Benefit Study.
Thursday, November 20, 2014 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Rain Water Catchment Installation Workshop

THIS EVENT IT FULL. Please contact us to be notified of future events.

 

Come learn firsthand how to install a rain catchment system at home!

Topics include

  • sizing your system
  • tank location
  • system components
  • options for using rain water
  • rebates for rain catchment systems
  • LIVE installation of a 1350 gallon tank

Workshop is free but registration is required. Call 831-419-8710 or register online (see link above).

Click here for the event poster.

Saturday, December 06, 2014 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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RCD Special Board Meeting

An integral part of protecting our county's natural resources is understanding and participation in the processes that drive our community’s future. Why not attend an RCD Board of Directors meeting? It’s one of the great ways to meet your neighbors and to get involved!
Thursday, December 11, 2014 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Detached from recurrence

RCD Board Meeting

An integral part of protecting our county's natural resources is understanding and participation in the processes that drive our community’s future. Why not attend an RCD Board of Directors meeting? It’s one of the great ways to meet your neighbors and to get involved!
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Every Month until January 14, 2020

RCD Board Meeting

An integral part of protecting our county's natural resources is understanding and participation in the processes that drive our community’s future. Why not attend an RCD Board of Directors meeting? It’s one of the great ways to meet your neighbors and to get involved!
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Every Month until January 14, 2020

Common Core, Science, and Water Education Workshop

Teaching to the Common Core (CCSS) and Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) can be achieved with the California Education and the Environment Initiative Curriculum (EEI) and the Project WET (Water Education for Teachers) Curriculum and Activity Guide. Come learn by doing at this engaging teacher workshop at the Santa Cruz County Office of Education. Registration Deadline February 13, 2015. Click here for more information and register.
Saturday, February 21, 2015 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
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RCD Board Meeting

An integral part of protecting our county's natural resources is understanding and participation in the processes that drive our community’s future. Why not attend an RCD Board of Directors meeting? It’s one of the great ways to meet your neighbors and to get involved!
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Every Month until January 14, 2020

Groundwater Awareness Day

Become more aware of our groundwater resources on a tour of the Rosedale well and treatment plant at the Soquel Creek Water District office 5180 Soquel Dr. in Soquel. Come to this public open house event to learn more about water-wise gardening, conservation and how the Soquel Creek Water District operates and manages groundwater resources. Click here for more information
Saturday, March 21, 2015 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Arana Gulch Volunteer Planting Day

Arana Gulch Planting Day Final-HTWhat: The Resource Conservation District of Santa Cruz County, the City of Santa Cruz, the Santa Cruz Harbor, Hilltromper and the Watershed Stewards Project (a program of Americorps and the California Conservation Corps) are hosting a native plant installation event at Arana Gulch. These efforts support riparian habitat restoration and water course enhancement, in the Arana Gulch Watershed. This area is home to many important critters and plants that make our city and county one of the most ecologically diverse in the country. Please come help us improve and maintain our home’s beauty and richness!

When:The event will take place on Saturday March 28th, from 9am through 12pm. If you can’t make it for the whole thing, don’t worry. Every little bit helps! If we finish up the planting early, we can do some invasive plant removal too!

Where: We will be meeting at the southern end of the Arana Gulch Trail at 9 am. The most convenient parking is located at the Santa Cruz North Harbor parking lot. The parking lot is metered, so please remember to bring some coins if you decide to park there.

Shovels, gloves, coffee, and light snacks will be provided. However, if you have your own tools and gloves please bring them along. And as always, whenever we are working outside with tools we recommend you bring long pants, long sleeve shirts, sunscreen, close-toed shoes, and plenty of water. We want your help, but we also want everyone safe!

You can claim community service hours for this event. Please remember to bring your paperwork!

We look forward to working with you.
 
Please register here.
Saturday, March 28, 2015 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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RCD Board Meeting

An integral part of protecting our county's natural resources is understanding and participation in the processes that drive our community’s future. Why not attend an RCD Board of Directors meeting? It’s one of the great ways to meet your neighbors and to get involved!
Wednesday, April 08, 2015 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Every Month until January 14, 2020

Earth Day Santa Cruz

Earth Day Santa Cruz is an exciting community event offering educational information, activities for kids including an arts and crafts tent, live music and a focus on green businesses. Come and enjoy this fun environmental celebration for the whole family on April 18th, 11 am – 4 pm in San Lorenzo Park!

 

Click here for more information.

Saturday, April 18, 2015 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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"Guilt-Free" Grass: Installing A Water Neutral and Drought Tolerant Lawn

Free Workshop & Live Demonstration
Friday, May 1, 2015 9:00 –11:00 AM
Soquel, CA

Lawn doesn’t have to be a dirty word. Come learn how
to have your lawn and water it too. All withoutusing our
public water supply.
Topics include:
• Alternative water sources
• Drought friendly native lawn grasses
• Subsurface efficient irrigation systems

Inner Light Ministries in Soquel is installing a water neutral lawn for the children’s playground area. Through the use of drought tolerant native grasses, rainwater catchment, and subsurface irrigation, the lawn will be beautifully maintained
without using any municipal water.

 Come learn how you can have a guilt-free lawn for you or your clients.

Click here to register.

Guilt Free Grass Final

Friday, May 01, 2015 9:00 am - 11:00 am
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RCD Board Meeting

An integral part of protecting our county's natural resources is understanding and participation in the processes that drive our community’s future. Why not attend an RCD Board of Directors meeting? It’s one of the great ways to meet your neighbors and to get involved!
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Every Month until January 14, 2020

Rescheduled 6/17 - RCD Board Meeting

An integral part of protecting our county's natural resources is understanding and participation in the processes that drive our community’s future. Why not attend an RCD Board of Directors meeting? It’s one of the great ways to meet your neighbors and to get involved!
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Detached from recurrence

RCD Board Meeting

An integral part of protecting our county's natural resources is understanding and participation in the processes that drive our community’s future. Why not attend an RCD Board of Directors meeting? It’s one of the great ways to meet your neighbors and to get involved!
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Every Month until January 14, 2020

Rescheduled Board Meeting

An integral part of protecting our county's natural resources is understanding and participation in the processes that drive our community’s future. Why not attend an RCD Board of Directors meeting? It’s one of the great ways to meet your neighbors and to get involved!
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Calming the Storm: Strategies and Tools for Easing the Stormwater Design and Permitting Process

Calling all architects, engineers, landscape professionals, local government staff, stormwater professionals, property managers and owners, land use planners, developers, contractors and construction managers! This all day workshop will help smooth the stormwater design and permit process by bringing together local professionals and agency staff to share strategies and tools for improving the permit process. Come gain new insights and design solutions, learn the benefits of using Low Impact Development (LID), get lessons from the planning desk with local agency staff, and see local examples of LID projects that meet the new post-construction requirements.

Registration is REQUIRED. The cost of the workshop is $15.00 and includes a light breakfast and bagged lunch. 

Funding for the event is through a Proposition 84 Stormwater grant awarded to the County of Santa Cruz. This grant also includes funding for four demonstration projects that include good stormater management examples, outreach and education, and tours of the funded projects.

Prop 84 stromwater workshop final

Thursday, June 25, 2015 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
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RCD Board Meeting

An integral part of protecting our county's natural resources is understanding and participation in the processes that drive our community’s future. Why not attend an RCD Board of Directors meeting? It’s one of the great ways to meet your neighbors and to get involved!
Wednesday, July 08, 2015 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Every Month until January 14, 2020

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