The RCD offers a number of ways for the community and agricultural producers to get involved with our programming: LandSmart workshop series for land owners and managers, annual partner events like the Petaluma River Fall Trash Cleanup in September, volunteer opportunities as they arise in conjunction with our On-the-Ground projects. We also attend a number of community events annually.

Compost Application Informational Webinar | Wed., March 8, 2023
When: Wednesday, March 8, 2023 | 11am-Noon on Zoom

The Gold Ridge and Sonoma Resource Conservation Districts (RCDs) recently announced that we are accepting applications for the Carbon Sequestration Pilot Program that aims to assist with the cost of compost application on agricultural lands in Sonoma County!

We are pleased to announce that we will be hosting a virtual informational webinar on Wednesday, March 8th, at 11 am-12 pm. We will discuss general goals of the project, as well as specific information on who is eligible, criteria for ranking and scoring applications, and conditions for applying compost for those who receive rebate awards. The application questions will be reviewed and discussed during the webinar, and there will be time for Q&A.

If you wish to attend, contact Angel Arcuri at to RSVP. A Zoom link will be sent prior to the meeting for anyone who RSVPs to this email address. We are accepting applications until March 31, 2023.

Información y aplicación en Español aqui!

Petaluma Equine Facilities: Water Quality Regulations Webinar | Fri., Jan. 13, 2023
When: Friday, January 13, 2023 | Noon on Zoom

Sonoma RCD is hosting an informational webinar on recent water quality regulations that apply to commercial equine facilities in the Petaluma River Watershed.  At the session you’ll hear from representatives from the San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board regarding overview and requirements for their Waste Discharge Requirements for Confined Animal Facilities (WDR CAF) and how the RCD can provide assistance with this permit compliance.  We will also have time for questions from attendees. This information session will be recorded and posted to SRCD’s website, and YouTube channel for future viewing for those who cannot attend.

If you have any questions please contact Kari Wester, Project Manager at

Funding for this project has been provided in full or in part by the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the State Water Resources Control Board under the Federal Nonpoint Source Pollution Control Program (Clean Water Act Section 319).  The contents of this document do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of the foregoing, nor does mention of trade names or commercial products constitute endorsement or recommendation for use.

LandSmart Workshops

These unique workshops are targeted to support land owners and managers with natural resource conservation practices and cutting edge land management techniques. Expert practitioners offer insights and resources to participants through detailed presentations and field tour sessions. Collaboration with other local and regional stakeholders to design and execute these informative workshops provides an invaluable opportunity for agriculturalists to gain tangible tools to support the efficiency and sustainability of their operation.