RCDMC Soil Scientist Awarded NRCS Conservation Planner of the Year

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) presented RCDMC Soil Scientist Laura Murphy with the “2021 Outstanding RCD Conservation Planner of the Year” Award in recognition of her work providing technical assistance to the historically underserved small-scale, Spanish-speaking farming community in Monterey County. NRCS produced a video to celebrate Laura’s resource stewardship and community service. 

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CURES and RCDMC Bring Pesticide Applicator Training to Fields

CURES neonic product stewardship programJune 12, 2019

The Resource Conservation District of Monterey County (RCDMC) is working with the Coalition for Urban Rural Environmental Stewardship (CURES) to bring pesticide applicator training directly to the field in a classroom-on-wheels in 2019-2020. The project, organized by CURES and sponsored by four registrants, includes a 12-minute video and 8-page publication outlining pesticide application stewardship practices to protect surface water. Both the video and publication are produced in English and Spanish.

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RCDMC Receives $2.9 Million Award for Salinas River Restoration

RCDMC receives $2.9 million for riverApril 9, 2019

The Resource Conservation District of Monterey County (RCD) has been awarded a $2.9 million grant from the California Wildlife Conservation Board (WCB) for Phase IV of their Salinas River Arundo Eradication Program. The funding will go towards controlling 215 acres of Arundo donax, an invasive nonnative bamboo-like plant that has infested over 1500 acres of the Salinas River. The award leverages another $1.7 million awarded by the USDA to the RCD last year for arundo control.

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