2022 Chipper Dates Announced!

The best time to prepare for wildfire season is NOW! The RCD can help you to protect your home, your neighbors, and the entire community with the Neighborhood Chipper Program. Defensible space is critical, so we provide a FREE “you cut, we chip” program to...

RCD Receives National Award from NOAA

San Mateo RCD is among nine national recipients of the “Partner in the Spotlight” award reported to Congress for helping prevent extinction of the most imperiled marine species in the United States. We have been recognized for our efforts to recover...

Honoring the Life of Jim Reynolds, RCD Board Member

RCD Board member James “Jim” Reynolds passed away at home in Pescadero, California on December 8, 2021, after a life lived to the absolute fullest. James embodied the Renaissance Man: a Wall Street analyst and international business consultant, Peace Corps...

Adria Arko wins “Hidden Heroes of the Greenbelt” Award

Our very own Adria Arko (Climate & Agriculture Senior Program Manager) has been awarded Greenbelt Alliance’s Hidden Hero of the Greenbelt Award for fostering nature-based climate adaptation. Adria has been working to support and protect agricultural...

Webinar: Restoring a Watershed Top to Bottom

In a webinar hosted by San Mateo County Parks and the RCD, Kellyx Nelson (RCD Executive Director) takes us on a virtual tour of Pescadero, dropping in to visit restoration projects from the redwoods to the sea, through forests and creeks, across public and private...

Ten Thousand Salmon Swim Free

Click the video above to see the moment coho salmon swim free in Pescadero Creek! Also check out this photo album of the experience. We partnered with NOAA Fisheries, the Monterey Bay Salmon & Trout Project, and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife to...