MCRCD News

MCRCD and Local Winegrowers Highlighted in Climate Resilience Article

During the Anderson Valley Winegrowers’ media week and tour in March 2023, MCRCD’s Linda MacElwee helped lead the Ecological Farming track and met with Kathleen Wilcox to visit two no-till farms and discuss the importance of climate-beneficial agricultural practices. Kathleen is an independent journalist who focuses on on food, spirits, travel and culture, for a…

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Pond and Creek Restoration Field Days for Landowners

The UC Hopland Research and Extension Center (HREC) and Sonoma State University Galbreath Wildlands Preserve have teamed up to offer a two-part series sharing effective approaches to preserve and enhance the creeks and ponds vital for local ecosystems. These events will include the role of maintaining stream flow, woody debris, restoring riparian vegetation and invasive…

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Soil Health & Carbon Beneficial Practices Workshop

Join MCRCD, Anderson Valley Winegrowers, Mendocino Winegrowers, and NRCS on May 2nd, from 9 – 11:30 a.m. to learn about soil health and Carbon Beneficial Practices. Presentations will include conversation on cover cropping and no-till in vineyard systems, rainfall simulator and infiltration demonstration, carbon farm planning, and other climate-beneficial farming practices.. Workshop will be held…

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Eel River Cleanup, October 1

On Saturday, October 1, 2022, between 9:00 am and noon. We will meet at the Potter Valley Tribe’s ER14 property, on the left, just before the Pioneer Bridge over the Eel River, five miles north of Potter Valley on Eel River Road. The Mendocino Solid Waste Management Authority, Potter Valley Tribe, Solid Waste of Willits…

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Ukiah Valley Russian River Cleanup September 17

Please join us for the 2022 Ukiah Valley Russian River Cleanup on September 17! From streets to creeks, you can make a difference! Gather your friends and family and help keep trash out of the river and ocean. We will gather at 9 AM for a safety talk and to divide into teams. Come early…

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MCRCD Receives $1.38 Million for Sustainable Cannabis

MCRCD is thrilled to announce that we have been awarded funds through CDFW’s first round of Cannabis Restoration Grant Program’s Qualified Cultivator Funding Opportunity, one of only two applicants statewide. MCRCD will receive $1,388,181 for water conservation projects in the South Fork Eel River Watershed. The funds will focus on three cannabis cultivation sites and…

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Free Harmony Day Event June 18

Free admission! Event will be at Hardwood Hall in Laytonville from 10 AM to 2 PM. Come learn about forest and grassland health, water conservation, erosion control and riparian restoration. Doors open at 9 am with free coffee and bagels and a lunch at 12:30. Co-sponsored by the Eel River Recovery Project, Ten Mile Creek…

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