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Angela Stuart
Resource Conservation District of Santa Cruz County
(831) 464-2950 ex.22
(831) 475-3215 fax
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Workshop for Local Horse Owners Highlights Going Green!

The Resource Conservation District and Ecology Action announce the return of Livestock and Land, a program aimed at improving water quality through good land stewardship on livestock properties.  The program is made possible through a grant from the State Water Resources Control Board and funds education, technical assistance, and cost-share funding for land improvements on private property that help improve the environment.

An all-day workshop for horse owners titled Combat Mud, Conquer Manure, Go Green is being held Saturday, February 26th, 2011 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM at the Aptos Academy on Bonita Drive in Aptos. The cost for the workshop is $10/family and includes lunch and all workshop materials.

The Convention begins with the CCOF Annual Meeting and welcoming reception featuring organic products from throughout the Ventura/Oxnard area. This year’s Convention agenda focuses on bringing your products to market and expanding the organic marketplace. Gain valuable knowledge that you can apply immediately on your farm or operation and in your marketing plan. Enjoy networking with other organic producers, processors, handlers, and supporting industries.

See our events page for more information.

This free workshop will be held at the Seymour Center on January 25, 2011 from 4:00pm to 6:00pm.

Excite your students about exploring the great outdoors! Grade 4-8 teachers and educators are invited to join the Resource Conservation District of Santa Cruz County (RCDSCC) and the Seymour Center for a free teacher workshop using Santa Cruz County watersheds. Find out how to effectively fulfill state education standards with thematic, inquiry-based investigations using local environment and agency resources to help students learn about streams, rivers, and wetlands in their own neighborhoods. Julia Davenport, Watershed Cruzin' creator, leads the workshop along with mentor teachers and a fisheries scientist.

This workshop will explain the water and money-saving benefits and techniques of catching and storing water for later use - all with recycled materials! You can observe the installation or wear your favorite work clothes (gloves and closed-toed shoes) and get real, hands-on experience!

There are two workshops scheduled: one utilizing a 55-gallon barrel, and one utilizing a 275-gallon tank. Please see our events page for more inforamtion.

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