The Resource Conservation District provides forums for understanding
and learning about conservation of natural resources for landowners,
land managers, K-12 and college students, and the general public.
These forums include workshops, educational presentations, tours,
mailings, media outreach, special events, classroom visits, and internship
and volunteer opportunities.
LANDOWNERS AND FARMERS
The RCDMC works with our partners to sponsor on-farm demonstrations
and workshops for landowners and farmers on a range of conservation
practices addressing erosion control, habitat enhancement, water
quality protection, and streambank protection. The RCDMC sponsors
annual workshops and on-farm demonstrations for winter
road seeding and row
arrangement, two of the most cost
effective ways of controlling erosion on steep hillsides. In
addition, the RCDMC is an active partner to protect water quality
on the Central Coast by providing instruction and leadership through
the Irrigated Agriculture Farm Water Quality Short Courses.
COLLEGE STUDENTS & VOLUNTEERS
In partnership with local colleges and universities, the RCDMC sponsors
internship (paid and unpaid) and
volunteer opportunities to students interested in watershed protection
and resource conservation.
FAMILIES AND CHILDREN
The RCDMC takes an active role to educate Monterey County youth
and their families about agriculture, resource conservation and watershed
protection. Our staff and interns participate in the Monterey
County Farm Days and other community organized educational events. We
organize and lead a number of annual tours and events for children
and families, offering first-hand exposure to the natural environment
and resources in Monterey County. Contact
us if you would like to
be added to our mailing list.