Building Climate Resiliency in the Navarro River Watershed

Saturday, March 23rd, 9:30 AM – 4 PM at the Anderson Valley Grange

Join us for a Community Meeting at the Anderson Valley Grange on Saturday March 23, 2024. This meeting will focus on climate-beneficial practices in forests, vineyards, orchards, rangeland, and streams. Everyone is welcome! There is a $15 registration fee for those that want lunch included, otherwise this is a free event.

Presentations and topics covered:

  • Climate-beneficial best management practices (BMPs) for forests, soils, and water
  • Co-benefits such as wildlife habitat, water quality, biodiversity, and land resilience
  • Watershed-level carbon accounting and funding opportunities

We encourage landowners and managers of forest lands, vineyards, orchards, rangeland, and interested community members to attend for inspiration and insights as to how we can all participate in building climate resiliency in the watershed. We will continue to explore how the rich natural resources in the Navarro watershed provide opportunities for climate beneficial strategies that help sequester carbon, reduce catastrophic wildfire risk, recharge groundwater supplies, contribute to healthier forests, range and agricultural lands, and enrich the developed landscape.

Presented By: Mendocino County Resource Conservation District in partnership with Dogwood Springs Forestry, Anderson Valley Land Trust, Anderson Valley Winegrowers Association, Anderson Valley Fire Department, Navarro River Resource Center. Funding has generously been provided by the Environmental Defense Fund.

Past Events

Building Climate Resiliency in the Navarro River Watershed

Saturday, November 11, 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM at the Anderson Valley Grange

Join community members for a conversation on climate resiliency in the Navarro River watershed on Saturday, November 11. We will meet from 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM at the Anderson Valley Grange in Philo.

The Navarro River Watershed is the largest continuous coastal watershed in Mendocino County. It is rich with natural beauty and resources – from oak woodlands in the highlands, to the river valleys of Boonville and Philo, to the redwood forests at the “deep end” of the watershed. It is also threatened by many of the concerns that plague many regions of California: drought, wildfire, and depleted water resources that pose a threat to people and to endangered coho salmon. MCRCD has partnered with many of the local leaders in the region – Dogwood Springs Forestry, Anderson Valley Land Trust, Anderson Valley Fire Department, Anderson Valley Winegrowers Association, and San Francisco Estuary Institute – to begin to answer this question in a project funded by the Environmental Defense Fund.

2023 Ukiah Valley Russian River Cleanup

Saturday, September 23, 8:30 AM – Noon

Want to do something meaningful with an immediate impact on your local environment? Bring your friends and family and join the Ukiah Valley Russian River Cleanup on September 23rd and help keep trash out of our waterways!

We will meet at 8:30 AM at Low Gap Park on Saturday, September 23rd, 2023, for coffee donated by Black Oak, breakfast snacks, and free T-shirts before dividing into groups and heading out to different locations all over Ukiah.

To volunteer, you must register at the link below. See you there!

Willits Mitigation Lands Public Tour April 22 Earth Day Wildflower Walk, Contact Marisela at marisela@mcrcd.org