Conservation

Upcoming Conservation Programs Workshop

Upcoming Conservation Programs Workshop

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 month to provide clarity on all the programs including: Bid4Birds, California Winter Rice Habitat Incentive Program, Fish Food Program, RCPP, BirdReturns and more! Workshop speakers will provide an overview of each program there will be many opportunities for questions from the audience. Light refreshments will be provided, and no RSVP is required. 

Workshop Details: 

Location: Hillcrest
Address: 210 Julie Dr, Yuba City, CA 95991
Date: August 17, 2023
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

For questions, contact Kristin Sesser, Wildlife Programs Manager, at (916) 607-8988 or ksesser@calrice.org

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