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Friday, November 22, 2019

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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, January 11, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Every Month until December 08, 2025

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 08, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Every Month until December 08, 2025

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 08, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Every Month until December 08, 2025

Pervious Concrete & Dry Wells: Technical Training for Professionals

Runoff as a Resource FinalRunoff as a Resource? Pervious concrete and dry wells are great tools for managing stormwater. This technical training for stormwater professionals will use local examples and provide detailed information on the latest specifications, design options, permits, and maintenance for pervious concrete and dry well installations.

Updated pervious concrete specifications released in the fall of 2016 are leading to new levels of quality and performance. Learn how utilizing the latest industry specifications and proper maintenance will ensure that your pervious concrete stormwater system continues to perform throughout its 30 to 50 year life cycle.

Dry wells can be a good solution for improving ground water recharge. This training will highlight local project examples in the Santa Cruz County area. Topics will include site selection, design methods (hydrology and hydraulics) types of dry well systems, construction and lessons learned.

Space is limited. Registration Required.

Thursday, March 23, 2017 8:30 am - 11:30 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, April 12, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Every Month until December 08, 2025

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 10, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Every Month until December 08, 2025

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 14, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Every Month until December 08, 2025

Health Livestock-Healthy Land: Best Practices for your Livestock Property

Livestock and Land Presents:

Healthy Livestock - Healthy Land

Come learn about best practices for your livestock facility that can help both the health of your livestock and your land. Topic include:

  • Tour of 101 Livestock Demonstration Projects
  • Vet Talk: Facility Management for Livestock Health
  • Combat Erosion and Mud
  • Composting
  • Pasture Management

Cost if $15/person and include a light breakfast and all workshop materials.

Registration is required.

For more infomration contact Dina Idea at the Loma Prieta RCD at 408-847-4171 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Saturday, July 08, 2017 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
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2017 Blue Circle

Please join us for the 2017 Blue Circle Gathering and Awards.

 

Observations from a Career in Conservation
Rich Casale, District Conservationist for the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, retired in January 2017 after more than 40 years of conservation work in Santa Cruz County. Rich will reflect on his work and share observations on the past, present and future of land stewardship in our community.

 

2017 Blue Circle Watershed Champion Awards
Blue Circle Awards are given out every other year in three categories to recognize amazing watershed efforts in the Bay Area.

 

Silent Auction

Blue Circle is funded with a fun silent auction and donations at each gathering so that food and drink can be provided at no charge. Please bring a silent auction item (nothing fancy) and make sure to bid on items!

 

What is the Blue Circle?

The Blue Circle was organized by the Santa Cruz County Resource Conservation District (RCD) and Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in 1996 as a way for local agencies, units of government, special interest groups, and concerned citizens to meet and exchange views on natural resource issues affecting residents living in the County’s watersheds. The RCD believed that traditional approaches to addressing complex watershed issues were not working. In some cases, the RCD found many organizations and agencies at cross purposes with one another and some that were actually duplicating efforts. The Blue Circle concept was designed to help prevent duplication, break down institutional barriers, improve communication, and essentially humanize (and make fun) the process of creating a strong working relationship between all watershed stakeholders, including local agencies and units of government. The Blue Circle recognizes that social values and perspectives are very much apart of watershed stewardship and that is why, along with interesting presentations on a variety of watershed topics, there is a social “mixer”, complete with food, beverage, and a silent auction at every Blue Circle event.


The Blue Circle is not political nor does it endorse, support, or lobby any issue in any form. There are no meeting minutes or summaries, annual or long term plans, or tasks to complete. In addition, all Blue Circle gatherings are held in interesting locations such as: art galleries and museums to help improve attendance and offer a more stimulating atmosphere for more effective interaction and communication.


The motto of the Santa Cruz County Blue Circle is “People Having Fun with Watersheds”

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 4:00 pm - 7:00 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, July 12, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Every Month until December 08, 2025

Pinto Lake Public Meeting

Do you live or play at Pinto Lake?

Come learn about multiple efforts to reduce toxic algal blooms in Pinto Lake!

 

Around 1980 an increase in the amount of harmful algal blooms started to appear in  Pinto Lake, indicating that the health of the lake was declining. Research into the causes has resulted in collaborative efforts to limit the algal blooms that make the lake unsafe for human and pet contact part of the year. Come learn about these activities and what you can do to help.

 

Topic Includes:
-History & Science of Pinto Lake Algae Blooms
-In-Lake & Land Based Treatments
-What Can Homeowners Do To Help?

 

Please RSVP. Space is limited.
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 831-464-2950 x22
OR register online at www.rcdsantacruz.org

 

Light refreshments will be provided.

Monday, July 31, 2017 6:00 pm - 8:00 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, August 09, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Every Month until December 08, 2025

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, September 13, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Every Month until December 08, 2025

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, October 11, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Every Month until December 08, 2025

The Central California Invasive Weed Symposium (CCIWS)

The Central California Invasive Weed Symposium (CCIWS) is an annual workshop designed to encourage active engagement in the conservation of California wildlands. First held at California State University, Monterey Bay in 1999, this symposium provides a venue to share information about invasive weed control, native plant restoration, and stewardship for Monterey and Santa Cruz counties.

It provides an opportunity to meet and network with other like-minded people working (both paid and unpaid) to stop the spread of non-native invasive plants, visit project sites where weed control efforts are in full swing, hear success stories, and earn continuing education units.

CCIWS is a joint effort of the Monterey and Santa Cruz County Weed Management Areas.


To register, click here: http://cciws.org/

Thursday, November 02, 2017 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Livestock Facility Winter Preparedness

 

Don’t Get Stuck in the Muck!

Livestock Facility Winter Preparedness Workshop

Does the mucky muddy mess in your paddock and pastures give you the winter blue? Come learn ways to prepare you property for winter and find out about grant funding for making improvements.

Topics:
-Combat mud and manure
-Proper drainage and erosion controls
-Protecting water quality
-Rainwater harvesting

Grant funding available for:
-              Property Improvement Costs
-              Technical Assistance and Site Planning

Registration required.

Contact the Loma Prieta RCD for more information
408-847-4171 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Cost is $15 for materials & a light dinner.

Thursday, November 02, 2017 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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RCD Board Tour

The Board will be touring projects within the District. Contact the District Office for more details.
Tuesday, November 07, 2017 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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RCD Board Meeting - Cancelled

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 08, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Pinto Lake Volunteer Day

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Join the Watsonville Wetlands Watch and the Resource Conservation District of Santa Cruz County on Saturday November 18, 2017 at Pinto Lake County Park for a native wetland planting.  We will be planting native plants around a newly created sediment basin that is a part of an important habitat and water quality restoration of Pinto Lake.  This restoration project is designed to slow water flow well as reduce sediment and nutrient accumulation in Pinto Lake.  The native plants we plant today are an important part of function of this wetland and are helping to provide habitat to wildlife species in the area. These native plants have all been collected locally in the Pajaro Valley watershed and grown at the Watsonville Wetlands Watch native plant nursery with students and volunteers and now we need your help to get them planted in the ground!

Come on out on Saturday to learn more about this project and the important work Watsonville Wetlands Watch and the Resource Conservation District are doing to protect and restore important habitat areas like Pinto Lake.

We will meet at the back parking lot in Pinto Lake County Park (near the disc golf course) at 9:30 am and work till 12.  All tools, supplies, and refreshments will be provided. Bring your friends and family! Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information or call (831)566-4938

Please RSVP.

Saturday, November 18, 2017 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
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RCD Board Meeting - Cancelled

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, December 13, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Resource Conservation District
of Santa Cruz County


820 Bay Avenue, Suite 136
Capitola, California 95010

Phone: (831) 464-2950
Email: info@rcdsantacruz.org

RCD Board meetings are normally held the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 6:30pm. Check events calendar for upcoming meeting dates/times.