Annual Conference
71st Annual Conference - "Urban and Rural: Tying the Partnership Together"
November 16-19, 2016 
Thank You to our Sponsors! 


Best Best and Krieger         Center for Land Based Learning         Coastal Conservancy         
Conservation Strategy Group         Dudek         Farm Credit          
Golden State Risk Management Authority         Recon Environmental, Inc.         
Santa Clara Open Space Authority         Sierra Nevada Conservancy      
Special District Risk Management Authority         The Nature Conservancy
University of California Davis College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences 
Agenda Details:
* Conference Agenda - updated 11/16/2016
* FREE Day of Training - Wednesday, November 16th.
* Tours
   Wednesday, November 16th: 12pm-4pm ($25 each)
  • Burrtec Recycling Center: Attendees will have the opportunity to view the innovative materials recovery facility operated by sustainability-focused Burrtec Waste Industries, Inc. Examples include processing of food waste which is coveted to mulch and provided to residents and businesses; and sorting of materials ranging from greenwaste to recyclables to tires to process for re-use, to assist Burrtec in helping customers meet >75% recycling goal by 2020. Transportation, lunch and tour included in price. 
  • Wine Tasting: Join Inland Empire RCD Board Member Paul Williams in touring two local wineries that incorporate green business practices into daily operations. Mr. Williams will give background on wineries, local water capture, use and conservation, and will narrate tastings for attendees at both facilities. The tour includes transportation and tastings at both wineries.
   Saturday, November 19th: 9:00am-1:00pm
  • Riverside-Corona RCD's Land Use Learning Center: Come take a tour of Riverside-Corona RCD’s impressive Land Use Learning Center – A 3 acre demonstration garden that exhibits sustainable practices for the three main land uses in southern California: native habitats, urban areas, and agriculture. In addition to the demonstration garden, you can also visit RCRCD’s 300 ft long created stream and isolation tanks that support the recovery of native fish and amphibian populations, including the threatened Santa Ana Sucker. The tour will also visit a unique alkali meadow restoration project adjacent to a community garden where lunch will be served. This exciting tour will exhibit some of the great conservation work being accomplished in Southern California! Transportation, lunch, and tour included in price. 
* Friday Night Dinner: Friday, November 18th, 6:00pm ($30)
  • A "Farm-to-Table" dinner at Huerta Del Valle, an organic community farm and education resource center. Come and enjoy locally prepared Mexican cuisine under the stars, listen to local live music and meet the garden manager, a graduate of the Claremont colleges whose innovative vision has resulted in partnerships/benefits for the community with NRCS, IERCD, and the City of Ontario. 
Registration Information: Early Registration prices good through September 9th.
Register and Pay Onlineno need to fill out a separate form!
Mail a check with the attached Registration Form
Hotel Information: 
DoubleTree Hotel - please contact CARCD directly to get a discounted room rate
Sponsorship Information:
Contact Kristen Murphy for more details 
RCD Information: 
   Resolutions and Voting Instructions - Resolutions due September 15th
Awards: Due October 7th

2016 Speak Off Topic:
"Based on history, what is your conservation dream and how can Resource Conservation Districts be involved?”