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

Cal IPC 2018 award winners RCDMCNovember 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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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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