Our Board Meetings
The Guadalupe-Coyote Resource Conservation District (GCRCD) Board of Directors' regular meeting is the second Thursday of the month. Meetings are held in the District office, located at 888 N. 1st Street, Suite 204, San Jose, CA 95112. Public session normally begins at 6:00 p.m. unless there is a closed session scheduled at that time.
Improving Farm Water and Energy Use Efficiency
The California Department of Food and Agriculture is offering funding assistance of up to $100,000 per farm to farmers who invest in water irrigation system efficiency that will reduce their Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions and save water. Grant deadline is March 14, 2017. For more information, plan on attending one of the upcoming workshops.
Tree Mortality in Santa Clara County
In spite of the weather, the Public Workshop on Tree Mortality in Santa Clara County on Saturday, October 15, 2016, at West Valley College in Saratoga was a resounding success! The workshop was free and open to the public, and included 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 co-sponsored the workshop. For more information on tree and plant health, please see our Resources page.
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.
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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