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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RCDMC Named Cal-IPC Organization of the Year and Featured on KION News

Cal IPC 2018 award winners RCDMCDecember 4, 2018

November has been a big month for Resource Conservation District of Monterey County (RCDMC) with an exciting amount of public recognition coming our way. On November 8th, RCDMC was recognized as ‘Wildland Stewardship Organization of the Year’ at California Invasive Plant Council (Cal-IPC) 2018 Symposium awards ceremony in Monterey. Moreover, we were also recently featured on KION in the News Feature “Special Report: Non-native plant invading Salinas River” on November 22nd of this year.

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Land Judging Contests Inspire Students and Future Aggies

soil scientist land judging soil pit

November 8, 2018

What initially began in 1942 with three Oklahoma conservationists brainstorming about how to get local youth interested in the field of soil science and management of soils, has since grown to be a nationwide program to engage students in deepening their soil science skills in a compelling, competitive context. Such contests challenge students to develop their ability to evaluate a site’s capacity for agricultural uses based on hands-on probing of the soil in a pre-dug pit, looking also at soil colors, textures, layers, depths and slope.

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