Conservation

Conservation Program Workshop this Week!

Conservation Program Workshop this Week!

Are you interested in finding out more about the variety of conservation programs that are currently available for rice producers? The California Rice Commission is hosting a workshop this week to provide clarity on all of the programs including: Bid4BirdsCalifornia Winter Rice Habitat Incentive Program, Drought Relief Waterbird ProgramFish Foods Pilot Program, RCPP and more! Workshop speakers will provide program overviews, perspectives from rice producers that have participated in the past and opportunities for questions from the audience. Light refreshments will be provided and there is no RSVP required. 

Workshop Details: 

Location: The Hillcrest
Address: 210 Julie Dr, Yuba City, CA 95991
Date: August 11, 2022
Time: 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

For questions, contact Luke Matthews, Wildlife Programs Manager, at (916) 607-8988 or lmatthews@calrice.org.  

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