Salinas River Partners Raise Funds for Upside-Down River

2018 salinas river bbqMay 12, 2018

Over 100 people gathered at the Salinas Sports Complex on Friday, April 20, for the Salinas River Partners BBQ fundraiser, joint-hosted by Resource Conservation District (RCD) of Monterey County, the Salinas River Channel Stream Management Program’s River Management Unit Association, and the Salinas River Channel Coalition. Sponsorships, donated auction items and ticket sales for the event raised over $12,000 for land and water stewardship work along the Salinas River. The Salinas River and adjacent farmland are frequently impacted by flooding and invasive weed problems, particularly that of invasive arundo, and these funds will help offset the costs to landowners along the river who disproportionately bear the burden for work that benefits the broader valley community.

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Healthy Soils Program Incentives Grant

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March 29, 2018

Interested in applying new soil practices on your farm? Apply for the Healthy Soils Programs Incentives Grant! CDFA will provide up to $50,000 to implement agricultural management practices that sequester carbon, reduce atmospheric GHGs and improve soil health. Applications are due by April 13th, 2018. 

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2017 RCDMC Annual Report & Newsletter

2017 annual newsletter

March 21, 2018

RCDMC is proud to release our 2017 Annual Report & Newsletter, which includes recaps from our 2017 youth education events, celebrations and demos of conservation agriculture, Salinas River programs, trainings and assistance in Spanish, other news and numbers, and a fiscal year financial summary.

Drone image: Mike Matulis

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Climate Smart Agriculture delegation trip to Chile

Originally Posted on 11/28/17-12/4/17 by  Paul Robins, RCDMC Executive Director

On November 25th to December 2nd of this year, California Department of Agriculture (CDFA) led a group of California delegates, including RCDMC's Executive Director Paul Robins, on a trip to Chile. Chile has a similar climate to California, grows many of the same specialty crops, and faces many of the same challenges related to climate change. Paul posted photos and updates all week from the trip, where the delegates saw first-hand what Chilean agricultural operations and researchers are doing to address climate change and drought. There is so much we can learn from one another!

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