January 2024 SMCDFA Monthly Meeting



How the County's

Resource Conservation District is

Helping People Help the Land


Please join us at our January 3rd Hybrid meeting! See you in person or via Zoom!

On January 3rd, Adria Arko, Director of Advancement for the San Mateo Resource Conservation District, will share about the district’s work on nature-based climate solutions. Discover how these strategies foster resilience for our communities, farms, and local ecosystems. Adria will also share about the RCD’s initiatives that sequester carbon, enrich soil health, and support local farmers.

Resource Conservation Districts across California serve as local hubs for conservation, connecting people with the technical, financial and educational assistance they need to conserve and manage natural resources.

RCDs are not part of County government. They are special districts, a form of local government created by the community to meet a specific need such as fire protection, open space, or flood control. RCDs help meet the need for voluntary resource conservation.

Please see the San Mateo Resource Conservation District website for more information: https://www.sanmateorcd.org/

Adria Arko has been with the San Mateo Resource Conservation District since 2015, where she currently serves as the Director of Advancement. With a background spanning diverse roles, including Climate and Agriculture Programs Manager and Agricultural Ombudsman, Adria has been developing initiatives that promote sustainable agricultural practices and agricultural viability. This work includes developing the RCD’s compost, urban agriculture, and carbon farming programs, and co-creating the County’s Community Climate Action Plan’s working lands chapter. She holds a Master's in Public Policy from California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo and a B.A. in Environmental Studies from Pitzer College.


For more information, contact  [email protected]


Join us as we learn what it means to use nature-based solutions to address climate change and how we can help this process.


You won't want to miss this excellent meeting.

Wednesday, January 3rd, 2024 at 7pm

There are 2 options for this meeting:

In person at the Woodside Road Methodist Church, 2000 Woodside Rd, Redwood City (corner of Alameda de las Pulgas)

Zoom: The link is below:


Meeting ID: 832 0588 9368
Password: 820212


Task Forces for 2024

Our January meeting is also when SMCDFA members will determine the Task Forces for 2024.

What direction is your passion taking you?

Is it working on:

Elections 2024

Climate Change


Social Justice

or maybe something new? 


Stay tuned for a Resolution at this meeting:


SMCDFA Resolution in

Support of a Ceasefire and a

Two-State Israeli/Palestinian Solution

January 03, 2024 at 7:00pm - 9pm
Woodside Road United Methodist Church
Flavia Franco

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