News Archive

April Board Meeting is Cancelled Due to Ongoing Pandemic

Due to the ongoing Coronavirus Pandemic, the SRCD April board meeting is cancelled. We will provide future updates on the website as more information becomes available. We hope to hold the next board meeting on May 13th, provided gatherings are allowed once...

Notice to Bidders on Public Works 2020

Notice is given that the Suisun Resource Conservation District (SRCD) has determined that all bidders on public works to be undertaken by SRCD must be pre-qualified prior to submitting bids. It is mandatory for all Licensed Contractors who intend to submit bids fully...

Tidal Elevation and Growth of Wetland Plants

Along the Pacific coast, tidal salt marsh plants grow at different elevations. The elevation where they are found in marshes is related to their ability to withstand being submerged in a saltwater environment. In a cooperative study led by the U. S. Geological Survey,...

Reminder! 2019 Diversion Reporting is Now Open

Remember to fill out the diversion reporting for the 2019 year.  To ensure that you file on time, check the reporting deadline on the letter that was mailed by the California Water Board. To do your diversion reporting go to https://rms.waterboards.ca.gov and then...

Goats in Hill Slough

The 850-acre Hill Slough Habitat Restoration Project on the Hill Slough Wildlife Area is finally underway! In Spring 2019, several hundred goats were hard at work eating vegetation on either side of Grizzly Island Road where road construction will begin next month....

2019 Preservation Agreement Cost Share Information

Preservation Agreement Applications for 2019 projects are now Available. The Preservation Agreement Implementation (PAI) Fund provides grant funding for activities needed to improve managed wetland facilities, operational efficiency and water management...

911 Location Services and Cell Phones

Wireless phones are mobile, and therefore not associated with one fixed location or address.  According to the Federal Communications Commission: “While the location of the cell site closest to the 911 caller may provide a general indication of the caller’s location, that information is not always specific enough for rescue personnel to deliver assistance to the caller quickly.”

Nutria Identification

Nutria have now been found in San Joaquin County, which marks the fifth California county (in addition to Fresno, Merced, Stanislaus and Tuolumne counties) where the destructive, non-native rodents have been detected. Click the link for more information on the Identification of Nutria.

Causes of mortality of California Ridgway’s rails

Studies of California Ridgway’s rails in tidal marshes of San Francisco Bay indicated that predation accounted for 98% of mortalities and avian predators were responsible for 64%. More mortalities occurred on high tides during daylight hours....