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Past Projects by the Eastern Kern County RCD

Eastern Kern County RCD has funded several studies of our Indian Wells Valley (IWV) groundwater resources and is a signatory member of the IWV Cooperative Groundwater Management Group.  We also funded the Northeastern Kern County Soil Survey in cooperation with the County. You can contact our office to obtain specific soils information.


Eastern Kern County RCD obtained funding through grants for the following projects:

  • Sand Canyon Environmental Education Program (SEEP)
  • Car recycling and tree planting program
  • Tree planting at the Desert Empire Fair
  • Coordinated Resource Management Planning (CRMP) for Flood Management in the IWV
  • Watershed Coordinator Grant for IWV-Searles Valley

Eastern Kern County RCD helps to sponsor several conservation education programs:

  • California Envirothon (Ridgecrest teams won this event in 1996 and 1999)
  • Sand Canyon Environmental Education Program (SEEP)
  • High Desert Xeriscape Conferences

The following brochures and fact sheets are available from our office:

  • Flood Safety Tips
  • Floods Before and After
  • Homeowner Protection for Storm Events—Use of Sandbags
  • Landscaping for Stormwater Retention and to Reduce Damages
  • Practices to Reduce Erosion on Your Property
  • Road Grading Practices to Reduce Flooding Impacts

Eastern Kern County is a member of the High Desert Region of the California Association of Resource Conservation Districts.