Get Involved
Get Involved


Get Involved!

You can help by enjoying a family day at the beach, fishing in the Monterey Bay, shopping for fresh local produce, or hiking at one of our regional open spaces, we share an appreciation for the natural resources our small coastal community has to offer. Our watersheds are working hard everyday to support not only farmers and ranchers, families and businesses, but also the abundant plants, animals and landscapes that make Santa Cruz such a special place to live. Participating in the protection, conservation and restoration of these resources is a wonderful way to give back. Here are just some of the ways you can help.

donate-heartSupporting the RCD means supporting your local community, and helping to conserve your local soil, water, and wildlife. Your donations help to further the mission of the RCD and can be targeted toward your area of interest.

The RCD can receive tax deductible donations under Internal Revenue Service Code Section 170 (b) and 170 (c) (1).

pdfDownload our donation form here.

volunteerJoin the RCD at one of our Community Restoration Days or volunteer with your favorite local non-profit. Check our workshops & events page for various volunteer opportunities or visit the web links section for a list of natural resource conservation groups and environmental and agriculture non-profit organizations.

get-involvedThe RCD and NRCS have been helping landowners and land mangers implement projects on private and public lands for over 70 years. Visit our Programs section to find out what opportunities are available. If you don't see a project that fits your situation, feel free to contact us to see how we can help.

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