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.
GCRCD is holding a special joint Board meeting with the Santa Clara Valley Water District Board of Directors on Thursday, June 15, 2017, at 5:30 p.m. in the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors Chambers, 70 W. Hedding Street, San Jose. Agenda can be found here when it becomes available.
35th Annual Salmonid Restoration Conference
This year's conference recently concluded, and it was once again a resounding success! GCRCD Vice President Rick Lanman's work regarding the native California beaver was cited as a reference in several of the presentations. 2017 conference proceedings are available here.
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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