The Elsinore-Murrieta-Anza Resource Conservation District's territory includes 505,000 acres, or approximately 789 square miles, extending south from Scott Road to the San Diego County line, and from east of Anza west to the Orange County line. It also includes a loop around the north of Lake Elsinore. Its RCD neighbors are San Jacinto Basin RCD and Riverside Corona RCD in Riverside County and Mission RCD in San Diego County.
Conservation districts began to form following federal enabling legislation in the late 1930s. In response to the terrible "dust bowl’ of that period, the federal Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS; then called the Soil Conservation Service) was formed. It was realized that for the NRCS to function effectively local state districts were needed as a bridge to the public. So the RCDs were formed across the nation and continue to cooperate closely with the NRCS.
The EMARCD promotes conservation practices of natural resources, opportunities for public education and participation, and a sustainable quality of life for communities within the District.
What We Do
Mitigation: We accept many forms of mitigation to allow projects in our District to run smoothly through the permitting process yet fit into our goal of a sustainable and healthy environment for the communities. For mitigation contact Vicki Long (951) 698-9366, or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Public Outreach: Hosting Earth Day events, assisting in and presenting community education programs and networking with various non-profit and governmental agencies makes our connection with the residents of our District grow.
Partners: By attending meetings, workshops and conferences, we continually keep connected with ongoing efforts to protect and evaluate the watersheds (Santa Margarita, San Jacinto and San Mateo Rivers) in our District. Affiliating with other groups and agencies allows us to work more efficiently and partner where we can.
Elsinore Murrieta Anza Resource Conservation District