Water for Farms, Fish and People

Water for Farms, Fish and People                San Mateo County’s south coast has no snowpack, no large municipal reservoirs, and no State water project. It is a rural community that relies on local water supplies to meet its...

Butano Creek Reconnection Project

Butano Creek Reconnection Project            We are happy to report that this project has been completed as of Fall 2019! The creek runs free, migration is restored for native salmon, and the town of Pescadero will flood less. You may...

Repetto Farms Project

Repetto Farms Project We worked with flower, herb and berry farmer Dave Repetto over 4 years to improve irrigation efficiency and water storage at his San Gregorio farm. The result was better water security for Dave and protected streamflows in San Gregorio Creek for...

San Gregorio Creek Habitat Enhancement Project

San Gregorio Creek Habitat Enhancement Project San Gregorio Creek Habitat Enhancement Project- Apple Orchard Project A common misconception is that a creek should be free of fallen trees or logs. Actually, this “large woody debris (LWD)” provides a lot of benefits for...

Butano Creek Floodplain Restoration

Butano Creek Floodplain Restoration Project         The Butano Creek Floodplain Restoration Project is a partnership of the RCD and Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST).  The project, completed in fall of 2016, reconnected Butano Creek to...