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The California Association of Resource Conservation Districts has selected the Marin Resource Conservation District for its prestigious “District of the Year” award.  Karen Buhr, the Association’s Executive Director, presented the award to Nancy Scolari, Executive Director of the Marin RCD, at the Association’s annual conference in Ventura on November 13.

Buhr said that the Marin RCD was selected because of cutting edge work with the Marin Carbon Project and its effectiveness in engaging with farmers and ranchers.  “They are working to solve climate problems with methods that help landowners and increase the productivity of the land.”

The Marin RCD obtains funds and manages conservation projects that include fencing off creek beds, developing water sources, and planting native trees and shrubs in critical areas.  Based in Point Reyes Station, the Marin RCD has overseen more than $27 million in agricultural conservation projects since it was formed in the 1960s.

“This award is really a tribute to the leadership of our Board of Directors and to the strong agricultural community in Marin County,” said Scolari.  “The willingness of our farmers and ranchers to take on and support programs to improve water quality is what makes our RCD so successful.”

The California Association of RCDs membership includes nearly 100 local resource conservation districts statewide.