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August 22, 2019by ncdea

CALIFORNIA, RCD of the Santa Monica Mountains – Los Angeles officials have given the green light to plans for a special overpass meant to allow wildlife living around the city to move over a high-traffic freeway without being put in harm’s way by cars.

The bridge is expected to be open by 2023 and will stretch 200 feet over 10 lanes of traffic.

Architects assisting with the project say the goal is to blend in the overpass naturally with the landscape to minimize disruption for the animals.

“Ideally the animals will never know they’re on a bridge,” Clark Stevens, an architect with the Resource Conservation District of the Santa Monica Mountains, told CBS. “It’s landscape flowing over a freeway. It’s putting back a piece of the ecosystem that was lost.”

Source: California to build world’s largest overpass to help wildlife cross freeway | TheHill

August 17, 2019by ncdea

CALIFORNIA, Butte County RCD – The Butte County Resource Conservation District will be paying 75% of the costs of restoring forestland to those who lost forestland in the Camp Fire.

The program said anyone with more than a few acres of burned forest is eligible to get financial help removing dead brush, replanting trees, protecting seedlings, and erosion control under the USDA’s Emergency Forest Restoration Program.

Landowners will be able to choose their own contractors. These funds are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Source: Butte County Resource Conservation District will pay 75% of costs to restore forestland lost in Camp Fire

August 12, 2019by ncdea

CALIFORNIA, Marin RCD – Discarded vehicles, home appliances, household furniture and more than 100 tires will be removed from an unnamed tributary of Stemple Creek in west Marin County this week.

The Marin Resource Conservation District and Marin County Stormwater Pollution Prevention Program are spearheading the Aug. 13-16 cleanup of the 1,584-foot-long stretch of the tributary.

Stemple Creek was found to be a significant site of illegal dumping in West Marin, according to the county. It will be stabilized and restored after the cleanup.

The Marin Resource Conservation District secured a $40,000 state grant from CalRecycle’s Farm and Ranch Solid Waste Cleanup and Abatement Grant Program to help pay for the cleanup.

Source: Stemple Creek​ Cleanup Slated This Week In West Marin | San Rafael, CA Patch

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