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
Wednesday, November 16th: 12pm-4pm ($25 each)
Saturday, November 19th: 9:00am-1:00pm
- 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.
* Friday Night Dinner: Friday, November 18th, 6:00pm ($30)
- 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.
- 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.
Awards: Due October 7th