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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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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