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General Agency Information
Name:Resource Conservation District of Santa Cruz County
Alternate Name(s):Santa Cruz County Resource Conservation District
Address:820 Bay Avenue, Suite 136
Capitola, CA  95010
Driving Directions
Primary Phone:831-464-2950
Fax Number:831-475-3215
Email Address:info@rcdsantacruz.org
Website:www.rcdsantacruz.org
Days/Hours of Operation/Phone:Monday-Friday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
Description:Purpose is to inform and educate residents in regards to soil erosion, water, land management and resource conservation. Works closely with the USDA Soil Natural Resources Conservation Service. Provides free or low cost publications upon request. Come by office for publications.

ELIGIBILITY: Residents of unincorporated Santa Cruz County and City of Capitola; limited city resident services.

Programs:The RCD works with willing landowners, farmers, groups and associations to implement conservation practices on their properties and roads. Assistance is available with erosion control measures, drainage and runoff improvements, soil conservation, fire safety, manure management, riparian area restoration and more. In most cases, projects not only benefit the environment but enhance aesthetics and safety, improve chore efficiency and operations, decrease maintenance costs, and promote community involvement and good neighborhood relationships.
Current program areas include: Agriculture, Livestock (including horses), Rural Roads, Fire Prevention, Habitat Restoration, Permitting Assistance and Watershed Education

Watershed Cruzin': An Activity Guide to Santa Cruz County Watersheds for teachers to use in local classrooms and on field trips. The Integrated Watershed Restoration Program is meant to be a resource for individuals and organizations doing watershed restoration work within the county.
Meetings:RCD Board meetings are held the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 6:30pm.
Publications:See website for publications, brochures, plans, maps, etc.
Volunteer Info:The RCD is seeking volunteers to assist in its habitat improvement efforts. If you are interested please contact us.
Languages other than English:Spanish
Accommodations for Disabled:Wheelchair Access
Public Transportation:Available Within Four Blocks
Eligibility:See Description Notes
Fees:Call for Information
Areas Served:Capitola
Unincorporated Santa Cruz
Physical Location:Capitola
Funding Source:County Government
Grants
 
Officials
 

Karen Christensen
Executive Director

Sharon Corkrean
Director of Finance

Contact Persons
 

Karen  Christensen

Subject Headings
 Agricultural Support Services
Conservation
Ecosystem Management
Fire Prevention Information
Flood/Siltation Control
Government Agencies
Land Conservation
Public Awareness/Education
Soil Conservation
Volunteer Opportunities
Water Conservation Enforcement
This record last modified January 17, 2014