Announcements

Seeking Proposals for Invasive Species Removal

The San Mateo County Resource Conservation District (RCD) is searching for an outstanding team of professionals to conduct strategic invasive species removal and limited revegetation along Arroyo Leon Creek on the Johnston Ranch Property in Half Moon Bay. The riparian...

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Seeking RFP for Streamflow Enhancement Projects

The San Mateo County RCD is pleased to announce that it is now noticing the request for proposals for the Loma Mar Mutual Water Company and Butano State Park Streamflow Enhancement Projects. These projects will update and reconfigure water supply and distribution...

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Seeking RFP for Ag Pond and Irrigation Project

The RCD seeks qualified contractors to construct one agricultural water storage pond and associated irrigation infrastructure. The pond will be built at Moty Farm located in San Gregorio, California.  The intent of this project is to 1) enhance stream flows in San...

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First Flush 2016 Results

Results from First Flush 2016 are in! The RCD and volunteers monitored water quality at 14 freshwater flows during the first big rain of the season. Data shows that bacteria is the highest pollutant of concern along the north San Mateo County coast, followed by the...

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Seeking RFPs for Ag Pond and Irrigation Projects

The RCD seeks qualified contractors to construct two agricultural water storage ponds and associated irrigation infrastructure. The ponds will be built at Butano Farm and Harley Farm located in Pescadero, California.  The intent of this project is to 1) enhance stream...

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RCD Receives 2017 Silicon Valley Water Conservation Award

The Silicon Valley Water Conservation Awards recognize organizations, agencies, businesses and individuals whose programs and leadership advance water conservation and reuse in Silicon Valley. San Mateo RCD is the honored government agency for 2017!  We are in good...

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We Love You Too!

For Valentine’s Day, we asked you to tell us in one word what you love about the RCD, and this is what you...

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Water for Wildlife Workshop

Families, farms and wildlife all need water – whether it is a creek, pond, or water trough- and we are all feeling the pressure of the drought. The RCD is co-hosting a workshop with NRCS and TomKat for people who are interested in implementing wildlife-friendly...

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Butano Floodplain construction complete!

Construction has been completed to restore a mile of Butano Creek to hold back 150,000 tons of sediment, restore 100 acres of floodplain for endangered species, and be part of the solution for steelhead trout and Coho salmon to thrive once again in the watershed....

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Workshop on water metering requirements

RCD is co-hosting a workshop with Farm Bureau and NRCS on the new water metering and reporting law for water right holders who divert more than 10 acre feet per year.  We will discuss the new regulations and answer questions you may have about how to comply....

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Water quality reports

The RCD recently completed final reports for several water quality projects. First Flush 2015 Results presentation Fitzgerald Pollution Reduction Final Report Biochar Field Trials Final...

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Volunteers needed for First Flush

Volunteers needed for First Flush! 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...

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“When You Have Water It’s Gold”

“When You Have Water It’s Gold” Local farmer Dave Repetto is changing the way he irrigates to ensure that his crops survive the drought and the creek stays healthy for fish!  Check out his interview about the work Dave is doing with the RCD and our partners at the...

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Update: Butano Creek Flooding

November 17, 2014: Public 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 for meeting...

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Drought Relief

November 4, 2014: $3.872 million awarded for drought relief for farms, fish, and people! Visit the South Coast Drought Relief project page for more information.

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