NEXT BCRCD BOARD MEETING:
February 24, 2015
Agendas are posted publicly 72 hours prior to board meeting.
Board Meeting Agendas are also sent to an electronic distribution list.
For more information click on "Meetings" tab or call 530-534-0112 ext. 122
NEWS and EVENTS:
NATURE BOWL...Happening Now!!
Nature Bowl is an annual science based educational program for 3rd - 6th graders that increases ecological knowledge and conservation literacy. In team settings, students eagerly learn about the environment while building teamwork skills and sharpening their creative and critical thinking abilities. The program curriculum corresponds with California’s “Next Generation” Science Standards, which makes it a popular event for teachers and educators. Nature Bowl, currently in its 30th year, is coordinated by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife and partner organizations.
Sign-up ends soon!
Contact Alyssa Cordova for details at 534-0112 ext 125
COME JOIN BCRCD KEEP OUR ROADWAYS CLEAN - VOLUNTEER TODAY!!
ADOPT-A-HIWAY CLEAN-UP-DAY...FEBRUARY 5, 2015
Alyssa Cordova for details
534-0112 ext 125
Exhilarating and rewarding - Join us for our
neXT river CLEAN-UP DAY !
NEXT RIVER CLEAN-UP-DAY...to be announced
CONTACT ALYSSA CORDOVA AT 534-0112 EXT 125
BCRCD welcomes two new staff members!!
Sarah Reynolds - District Manager
Sarah joins BCRCD after having worked with her family’s farming operation, Point
Four, Inc. in Biggs; where she was leading the way as Safety and HR manager.
Sarah brings a deep passion for agriculture and natural resources with her
background in working with private and public agencies dealing with farming and
land issues. Reynolds is looking forward to working with local partners and
collaborating with new partners to enhance our local watersheds and soils. A fifth-generation farmer, Reynolds farms rice on the family farm,
which includes property purchased by her grandfather in 1943. Her farming
operations also include sharecropping and custom farm work. She's well versed in
both conventional and organic farming and ranching. Sarah also served as a
member of the California Farm Bureau Farm Bureau (CFBF) Board of Directors and
chaired the CFBF Young Farmers and Ranchers Committee in 2013.
Reynolds attended California State University Chico before transferring to
University of Phoenix, where she earned a degree in business management.
Reynolds has been active in community affairs, serving on the Chico Farmers
Market Board of Directors, Butte County Young Farmers and Ranchers, 2009
graduate of the CFBF Leadership Farm Bureau program and supporting local youth
in agriculture. Sarah is an avid canner in the summer, loves farmer’s markets
foodie, international travel and enjoys driving destruction derby cars at the
Alyssa Cordova - Conservation Associate
Alyssa is thrilled to be a part of the RCD team! Having lived in Chico for the
past few years, Alyssa has been able to familiarize herself with Butte County and
loves the area. She has spent her time learning about the county’s natural
resources and is excited to put her knowledge to work while gaining experience
in the field. Prior to serving with the BCRCD, Alyssa attended Chico State where
she attained a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science with an
emphasis in Energy and Earth Resources and a minor in Management for
Sustainability. While in college, Alyssa worked for PowerSave, a student driven
energy efficiency and education program, which helped improve energy efficiency
on Chico State’s campus. She was also instrumental in gathering data for the
Chico Energy Pioneers Program that looked at behavior as a factor for in-home
energy consumption. Her background in energy offers a unique perspective to
natural resources and she has helped students and community members understand
their individual impact on natural resource consumption.
While serving as a member of the Sierra Nevada AmeriCorps Partnership, Alyssa
will be utilizing her talents to conduct watershed restoration projects and
provide outreach and education on the importance of natural resource
conservation to various county residents. She will also be recruiting volunteers
to help her accomplish these efforts to support the BCRCD’s mission to protect,
enhance and support Butte County’s natural resources and agriculture.