Our Regular Board Meeting
The Guadalupe-Coyote Resource Conservation District (GCRCD) Board of Directors meets monthly, on the second Monday of the month. Meetings are held in the District office, located at 888 North 1st Street, Room 204, San Jose, CA 95112. Public session normally begins at 6:00 p.m. unless there is a closed session scheduled at that time.
The September 12th regular Board meeting was cancelled, but a special Board meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 14, 2016, at 6:00 p.m. The agenda is posted here.
Ranching in the Urban Interface
Guadalupe-Coyote RCD will be co-hosting a Ranchers' Field Day with NRCS and Loma Prieta RCD in Morgan Hill on Thursday, October 6, 2016, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Topics will include compost application and carbon farming; weed management; and oak management/revegetation. Additional details available here.
Image Credit: Carbon Cycle Institute
Tree Mortality in Santa Clara County
Please join us for a tree mortality workshop on Saturday, October 15, 2016, at West Valley College in Saratoga. The workshop is free and open to the public, and will include a combination of indoor presentations and a field trip to Sanborn Park. The Northern California Society of American Foresters, California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, Guadalupe-Coyote and Loma Prieta Resource Conservation Districts, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Santa Clara County Parks Department, Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority, West Valley College, City of Saratoga and Santa Clara Valley Habitat Agency are sponsoring the workshop. RSVP's are required. Please see flyer for additional information.
Free Mobile Irrigation Lab
Photo Provided by LPRCD
Loma Prieta Resource Conservation District (LPRCD) is offering free irrigation evaluations to Santa Clara County farmers. Click here for more information.
February 11, 2016
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Old City Hall Restaurant
7400 Monterey Road, Gilroy, CA (2nd Floor)
$15.00 Registration (includes lunch)
A Mammoth Find
Image: Children's Discovery Museum, San Jose
In 2005, GCRCD Board President and citizen scientist Roger Castillo and his dog Jenna found a bone from a Columbian mammoth while walking along the Guadalupe River. Ten years later, the find has been commemorated with a beautiful (and enormous!) sculpture.
Silicon Valley's Wildlife
In 2014, the Guadalupe-Coyote Resource Conservation District commissioned wildlife photographer Greg Kerekes to produce a series of videos featuring Santa Clara County wildlife. The first one - The Gray Foxes of Silicon Valley - was released in February 2015, and features GCRCD Director Bill "The Fox Guy" Leikam, who has spent years researching the urban gray fox that inhabits the Palo Alto Baylands Nature Reserve. Our second video - The Return of California's Golden Beavers - features GCRCD Director Rick Lanman, a historical ecologist who helped establish that beavers are a native species in California. Check out our videos on the GCRCD YouTube channel, and prepare to be fascinated by the beautiful and intelligent wildlife living in the Silicon Valley.
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