Mateo County Resource Conservation District
Local Partner in Conservation and Agriculture
RCD is a non-regulatory special district to help people protect,
conserve, and restore natural resources through information, education,
and technical assistance programs. With your tax-deductible
support we can continue to maintain the beauty of the coastside through
the development of land stewardship ethics that result in long term
sustainability of our rich and diverse natural resource heritage.
is a public meeting of the Board of Directors on the third
Thursday of each month at 6:30 pm, unless otherwise posted.
are available at least 72 hours in advance.
What's new at the RCD?
Volunteers needed for
As winter approaches, it is
time again for First Flush! The First Flush event, hosted by the
Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary (MBNMS), monitors water quality
at various locations within the MBNMS boundaries. The RCD is the local
coordinator for the event and is seeking volunteers to collect samples
at various outfalls from Montara to Half Moon Bay. Volunteers are
essentially "on call" for the first big rain of the season in which the
most concentrated runoff of pollutants enters the storm drains, and
flows out into the ocean. Volunteers test a variety of parameters
including metals, bacteria, and nutrients.
No experience is necessary! A volunteer training will be provided in
early September. If you would like to volunteer or get more information
about the event, please contact Stacia
Meyer at the San Mateo County RCD with your name, email address and
Thank you for your interest in this important water monitoring program!
View our flyer here!
You Have Water It's Gold"
farmer Dave Repetto is changing the way he irrigates to ensure that his
crops survive the drought and the creek stays healthy
Check out his interview about the work Dave is doing with the
RCD and our partners at the NRCS, Trout Unlimited California, and
November 17, 2014:
meeting to learn
the final results of the analysis to solve frequent flooding on
Pescadero Road and to discuss next steps. Visit the project page
4, 2014: $3.872
for drought relief for farms, fish, and people! Visit the
Coast Drought Relief project page
for more information.
Final report of Solutions to Butano Creek Flooding on
Pescadero Creek Road. Visit the project
June 2014: The RCD held a public meeting showing preliminary results of
solutions to Butano creek flooding at Pescadero Road. Visit
to view the presentation.
January 2014: The RCD completed the Pillar
Source Identification Project.
Visit the project
page to view the final report.
Improved access to 40 miles of habitat for steelhead trout by removing a concrete barrier
across San Francisquito Creek.
Steelhead pre-spawning behavior in Pescadero Creek during a
study of outmigrant fish being conducted by the RCD, CEMAR, Alnus
Ecological, federal and state
resource agencies, and local volunteers.