What were RCDs up to in January?

pollinator host plant planting day

California is home to 95 unique Resource Conservation Districts (RCDs) operating in ten regions throughout the state. RCDs are California’s boots-on-ground, providing everything from technical assistance to design and installation of conservation projects to community education — and more. Each month, we work to compile a small sampling of the incredible work that the districts are doing in and on behalf of their communities.

Letter of Thanks to RCD of Tehama County

The RCD of Tehama County received a letter of thanks from a local resident who commended them on stepping up to solve a hazardous fuels issue in her neighborhood. Click here to read the letter.

Western Shasta RCD Fuel Break

The Western Shasta RCD, the McConnell Foundation, and Vestra Resources hosted a community forum to discuss local vegetation management efforts on Friday, January 24 at 6pm at the Shasta Union Elementary School. Follow this link for the flier.

Napa RCD’s Martin Luther King Volunteer Planting

Napa County RCD hosted a day of service for Martin Luther King Day on January 20, 12pm to 3pm at Huichica Creek Vineyard. During the work day, volunteers planted native butterfly host plants and created new habitat for native butterflies and pollinators.

Yolo County RCD Planting Day

Yolo County RCD and the Putah Creek Council hosted a community planting day on Friday, January 24 from 9am to 12pm at Woodland’s East Regional Pond. As part of habitat enhancements to the City’s stormwater detention pond, they planted hundreds of native grass plants. This effort helps improve biodiversity and provides valuable nesting and cover for wildlife.

CAL FIRE Awards $17.5M to RCDs for Forest Health Grant Program

RCD of Greater San Diego County (through the Fire Safe Council), RCD of Santa Cruz County, San Mateo RCD, Colusa County RCD, Glenn County RCD, and Humboldt County RCD were collectively awarded over $17.5 million to fund forest health, watershed health, and carbon storage in forests through CAL FIRE’s Forest Health Grant Program. Congratulations RCDs! Find the full list of awardees here.