WHO WE ARE

The Marin Resource Conservation District offers a variety of programs to facilitate implementation of conservation projects in Marin County.  We explore alternative land stewardship practices relying on local history to guide our decisions about the future.

The Marin Resource Conservation District was established on May 20, 1959.  Approximately 250,000 acres are included in the district, which in general covers the watersheds of Stemple, Walker and Lagunitas creeks. Since 1983, the Marin RCD has administered over $25 million dollars in government and private foundation grants for watershed-wide erosion control, creek restoration and road repair projects.  In 2014, Marin RCD’s services expanded into east Marin to assist streamside residents with watershed stewardship, restoration and regulatory compliance.

The Marin RCD continues to bring together state, federal and local agencies with private landowners to conserve soil and water resources.

DROUGHT RESOURCES

See our page here. See UCCE Marin’s drought information for producers here.

COVID-19 UPDATE

See our update here.

HERE ARE OUR RESULTS ON MEASURE A:

MEASURE A RESULTS SINCE 2013: OVER $100,000/YEAR & MATCHED BY 2M in GRANTS

  • Improved 6 miles of endangered salmonid habitat by eliminating summertime farm water diversions
  • Improved streams by installing 9.8 miles of riparian fence
  • Installed alternative livestock water sources to reduce pathogens in Tomales Bay: 10 solar pumping plants, 9 tanks and 11 troughs equipped with wildlife escape ramps
  • Installed 2,978 native plants to increase wildlife habitat and biodiversity
  • Improved 111,300 gallons of water at dairy facilities
  • Sequestered 37 MT CO2e/year with compost application on 23 acres

PLANNED FOR 2022:

  • Measure A matching funds will secure a $1M grant from the State Coastal Conservancy to complete 6 riparian projects and design 6 additional projects on ranches.
  • Complete a dairy water quality improvement project, matched with GHG reduction funds, to save 3,600,000 gallons of water per year and 4,200 gallons in diesel fuel resulting in a GHG reduction of 3,171 MT CO2e over five years.