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

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, December 13, 2017 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, January 10, 2018 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 14, 2018 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Every Month until January 14, 2020

Lessons Learned from the Bear Fire

Come learn from local fire experts about the lessons we can take from the Bear Fire that can help make our mountain communities more fire resilient. This event is free and open to the public.

A panel discssion topics include:

  • What happened in the Bear Fire?
  • Evacuation Plans
  • Challenges of foghting wildfire in the Santa Cruz Mountains
  • How can our communites become more fire resilient?

Moderated by Joe Cristy, Board President, Fire Safe Santa Cruz County

Bruce McPherson, 5th district supervisor

Craig Wilson, Chief Deputy, Santa Cruz C ounty Sheriff's Department

Kevin McClish, Fire Chief, Boudler Creek Fire Department

Matt Johnston, Principle Planner, County of Santa Cruz

Rich Sampson, Division Chief, Cal Fire

Download event flyer.

Sponsored by Fire Safe Santa Cruz County, Bonny Doon Fire Safe Council, South Skyline Fire Safe Council, Central Coast Rx Fire Council, Branciforte Fire, CAL FIRE, Scotts Valley Fire District, Monterey Bay Air Resources District, Sempervirens Fund, California Conservation Corps, San Lorenzo Valley Water District, Resource Conservation District and the City and County of Santa Cruz.

 

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Volunteers Needed: Habitat Enhancement Project

North Monterey County High School
Habitat Enhancement Project

Do you love the environment? Do you want to get some hands on experience with natural resource science? Are you a student looking for some volunteer hour fulfillment? If you answered yes to any of these questions, here’s your chance to help restore an important watershed and protect endangered species in Monterey County!

Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes you don’t mind getting dirty, and bring a water bottle, a hat, and rain gear (if necessary). Come prepared as this event will take place rain or shine! Food and beverages will be provided!

Please RSVP by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
For further questions or clarifications, feel free to contact Emily at (231) 499-2261.

Download event poster.

Saturday, March 03, 2018 10:00 am - 2:00 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, March 14, 2018 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Every Month until January 14, 2020

4th Annual State of the San Lorenzo River Symposium & Tour

4th Annual State of the San Lorenzo River Symposium & Tour
We’ll hear from local experts on atmospheric rivers, the environmental impacts of commercial cannabis, wildfire risks, Pacific salmonids, and riparian conservation. We’ll also share insights on climate change and what you can do to be a river steward.

Symposium is from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Walking tour of the Olympia well field start at 1:15 PM

PRESENTERS:

Assemblymember Mark Stone: Restoring the San Lorenzo River in the face of climate change, federal deregulation and competing land uses.

Donna Meyers: Principal at Conservation Collaborative, Riparian conservation and protection of San Lorenzo River "beneficial uses".

Michelle Leicester: Senior Environmental Scientist, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Environmental impacts of commercial cannabis cultivation and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife Watershed Enforcement Program.

Amy East: Research Geologist at U.S. Geological Survey, San Lorenzo River response to intensive atmospheric-river activity on the central California coast in 2017.

Rich Sampson: Division Chief of Cal Fire, Santa Cruz–San Mateo Unit, Commercial cannabis cultivation, fire and San Lorenzo River watershed health.

Cisco Lopez: Cannabis cultivator, Demonstrating watershed protection for cannabis cultivation.

Maryna Sedoryk: Fisheries Biologist at Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission, California Coastal Monitoring Plan: Salmon and Steelhead Population Monitoring in Coastal Santa Cruz and San Mateo County

For more information go to:
http://tinyurl.com/soslrs

Sponsored by the Resource Conservation District, City and County of Santa Cruz, San Loreonzo Valley Water District and the Coastal Watershed Council.

Saturday, March 17, 2018 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Planning for Succession

IMG 2380Are you a farmer who is wondering how you will be able to retire and pass your knowledge on to the next generation? Many older farmers are struggling with these questions.

Are you a young farmer who is wondering how you can get started and build on what established farmers have accomplished?

Join California FarmLink and partners for a Thursday morning workshop featuring presentations and a panel of perspectives on succession that will include:

  • Tools, strategies, and resources
  • Retirement planning
  • Farm business transitions
  • Passing down land and other assets
  • Tax demystification
  • Transitioning to non-heir successors
  • Family communications and goal setting
  • Mentoring new farmers
  • Creative financing
  • Interactive discussions of key succession issues and challenges

Doors will open at 8:30am and the workshop will run from 9:00am - 11:30am. A light breakfast will be provided and we invite participants to stay and network with our partners and speakers over a light lunch (provided). Please notify us of any dietary restrictions. To learn more about this event or if you have any questions, please contact Mika Maekawa at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 831.425.0303 x7022.

Please RSVP at:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/planning-for-succession-tickets-42412766727

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 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 11, 2018 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, May 09, 2018 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Every Month until January 14, 2020

Special Meeting

Special Meeting of the RCD Board of Directors.
Monday, May 14, 2018 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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iSpy Science at Pinto Lake

PintoLake iSpy FB Banner Ad

Join the Resource Conservation District, City of Watsonville, Watsonville Wetlands Watch, US Fish and Wildlife Service, and Sea Otter Savvy on Saturday, May 19 from 10:00 to 1:00 for iSpy Science, a FREE family friendly hands‑on discovery activities at Pinto Lake City Park, 451 Green Valley Rd, Watsonville (meet at the docks).

  • Test your observation skills in the plant and animal ID and treasure hunt.
  • Conduct water and soil tests with tools you
  • make on site.
  • Get up close and personal with captive native salamanders, turtles, and other critters.
  • Learn fishing basics and try the casting contest.
  • Hear about a day in the life of a field scientist.
  • Find out how Sea Otters are connected to the lake.

Free snacks provided by Driscoll’s, Inc.
Please RSVP OR for more information This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 831.464.2950 x22

 

Funding  has been provided in part through an agreement with the State Water Resources Control Board

 

Saturday, May 19, 2018 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
This event does not repeat

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 13, 2018 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Every Month until January 14, 2020

Living on Rural Properties - Felton

rural living postcard 2018 FeltonIs your private road a rough ride? Do you want to improve drainage or reduce erosion? Do you need to prepare for the fire season? Or improve the longevity of your well and septic system? Want to understand how to help the environment around your property? If so, join us for a FREE presentation to get tips for improving your property and our natural resources.

 

  • Best Practices for Managing Rural Roads
  • Understanding Drainage and Erosion
  • Protecting your Property from Fire
  • Managing Wells and Septic Systems

 

SPACE IS LIMITED

Please Register Here. Call 831.464.2950 x22 for more information or questions.
Light snacks and drinks will be provided.

Monday, June 25, 2018 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Living on Rural Properties - Aptos

rural living postcard 2018 AptosIs your private road a rough ride? Do you want to improve drainage or reduce erosion? Do you need to prepare for the fire season? Or improve the longevity of your well and septic system? Want to understand how to help the environment around your property? If so, join us for a FREE presentation to get tips for improving your property and our natural resources.

  • Best Practices for Managing Rural Roads
  • Understanding Drainage and Erosion
  • Protecting your Property from Fire
  • Managing Wells and Septic Systems

SPACE IS LIMITED
Please Register Here. Call 831.464.2950 x22 for more information or questions.
Light snacks and drinks will be provided.
Tuesday, June 26, 2018 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
This event does not repeat

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 11, 2018 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, August 08, 2018 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, September 12, 2018 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, October 10, 2018 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, November 07, 2018 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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