February 8,  2016 

In this Communication:
*Gold Ridge RCD Community Survey 
*Steelhead Festival 
*Farmers Guild-Raising Event
Gold Ridge RCD
Wants You to Take
the Community Survey

The Gold Ridge Resource Conservation District would like to know if we are meeting the most important needs of our community. As we start our next strategic plan, we would like your input to guide us over the next few years. 

We want to know the resource management issues that most concern you and the project types you would most like the RCD to take on. 

Survey participants will be entered into a prize drawing!
Finish the survey for the chance to win a rain harvesting consultation ($600 service), erosion control consultation ($1,000 service), or a free day rental of the no-till drill ($100 service).

We hope you will take the time (2-4 minutes) to let us know what you think. This survey needs to be completed by February 15th, 2016. 

Partner News

8th Annual Lake Sonoma Steelhead Festival
Hosted by the North Coast Resource 
Conservation and Development Council
February 13th, 10am-4pm
3288 Skaggs Springs Road, Geyserville, CA 

Save the date! Rain or shine, the 2016 Lake Sonoma Steelhead Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, February 13, at the Milt Brandt Visitors Center at Lake Sonoma. Food trucks, wine, beer, live music, exhibits and lots of fish! Family fun that's free (except for food and drink!).
3rd Annual Guild-Raising Event
Hosted by the Farmers Guild
February 20th, 8am-5:30pm 
followed by Agrarian Lovers Ball, 6pm
Shone Farm,  7450 Steve Olson Lane, Forestville, CA

On February 20, agrarian communities from across California converge in Sonoma County to re-envision our food system at The Farmers Guild's 3rd Annual Farmers Guild Raising. We call upon you, farmers and good food advocates alike, to come forge local solutions to our agricultural and food system challenges, all while celebrating the newest generation of food and farms.

All eight Farmers Guilds-from the Mendocino Coast down to San Luis Obisbo-unite for one day to engage on vital issues such as carbon farming, land access and agricultural policy, exploring opportunities like growers' cooperatives and innovative markets for organic produce. Return home with new connections, tools and inspiration to enhance your farm and empower your community.

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The staff of the Gold Ridge RCD thanks you for your continued support.