Announcements

Dark Gulch

Summer 2020: The repair of Dark Gulch creek crossing on Old Haul Road in Pescadero Creek County Park is underway! Project Overview (Presented to RCD Board 3/26/20) Dark Gulch Project Photo Gallery & Videos Links to San Mateo County Parks' project pages:...

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In Solidarity, In Service

The San Mateo RCD stands in solidarity with the Black community against systemic racism and injustice.  Racism and inequality are antithetical to our mission to help people - all people - help the land. We are committed to solidarity and to supporting Black...

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Open Edible Gardens Virtual Tour

Community gardens and urban farms are special hubs where communities can bloom. They act as a source of healthy, fresh food for urban residents as well as an opportunity for people to connect and spend time in nature. As part of our ongoing Urban Agriculture program,...

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Covid-19 Field Protocol

During the current global pandemic, our lives are changing day-by-day as new information comes to light. The San Mateo Resource Conservation District (RCD) is dedicated to the health and safety of our community, workers, and the environment. To ensure the health and...

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Request for Bids: Slender False Brome Program

The San Mateo Resource Conservation District seeks an outstanding team of professionals to implement integrated pest management projects, including control of slender false brome (Brachypodium sylvaticum) and hanging sedge (Carex pendula) throughout San Mateo County,...

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Healthy Soils Grant Assistance Available

 The California Department of Food and Agriculture's Healthy Soils grant program is now open. The San Mateo RCD provides free assistance. We can tell you more about the program, scope your project ideas, assist you with your application and help you with...

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2019 First Flush Results

The results from our water quality sampling of the first big rain of the season -"First Flush"- are finally here! This is an important citizen science program where trained volunteers collect water samples at outfall pipes and creek mouths during the first big rain of...

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Request for Qualifications: Creek Habitat Enhancement

The San Mateo Resource Conservation District (RCD) seeks contractors to support the RCD’s creek habitat enhancement projects throughout San Mateo County. The overall goals of the program include restoring fish passage by removing barriers, increasing creek complexity...

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Postponed: Open Gardens

Join the San Mateo RCD for a self-guided tour of San Mateo County's Urban Agriculture and Community Gardens! Visit any of the following locations where you can find free refreshments, site tours, and opportunities to get your hands into the soil. When: April 4th,...

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Barbara Kossy Named President of Resource Conservation District

Barbara Kossy of Moss Beach, California, will chair her first meeting as President of the San Mateo RCD on February 20. Kossy has served on the board of the RCD for more than 11 years and is the first woman to chair the district in its 80+ year history. “I’m committed...

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Request for Bids: Dark Gulch Crossing Stabilization Project

The San Mateo Resource Conservation District (RCD) invites contractors to bid on the Old Haul Road Dark Gulch Crossing Stabilization Project (Project) located in Pescadero Creek County Park, in San Mateo County, CA. The project will stabilize a failing crossing on Old...

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Request for Qualifications: Forest Health & Fire Resiliency

Download the complete RFQ here. The San Mateo Resource Conservation District (RCD) is seeking contractors to support the RCD’s Forest Health and Fire Resiliency (FHFR) Program which includes forest management and fuel reduction projects throughout San Mateo County,...

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Alpine Creek Fish Passage Project Complete!

As of Fall 2019, the RCD has completed the Alpine Creek Fish Passage project in the San Gregorio watershed! This project restores three miles of habitat for fish like steelhead and coho salmon by modifying a culvert, removing a fish ladder and failing weirs, and...

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Invasive Species Alert!

We are sad to report that the highly invasive species New Zealand Mudsnail (Potamopyrgus antipodarum) has been found in Pescadero Creek. This snail has been linked to the displacement of food sources critical to threatened and endangered salmonids that call the...

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