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RCDSMM – Your Partner in Conservation

FALL EDUCATOR TRAINING

Our annual Fall Educator Training has returned! If you’re interested in becoming an Environmental Educator with us, this is a perfect way to become familiar with our programs while receiving relevant training.

SCHOOL IS BACK IN SESSION

And so are RCD Education Programs! As the 2022-23 school year begins, consider booking an outdoor or virtual environmental education program with us! Read more and book your experience at the link below. 

WE MADE A MUSIC VIDEO

To celebrate and spread awareness about the restoration of Topanga Lagoon, we made a music video! Watch a young boy’s journey around the lagoon through the eyes of one its endangered residents at the link below!

A leader in environmental education and community outreach since 1964, our standards-based programs get students into nature or bring nature to the students, and offer rigorous scientific learning and research opportunities.

RCDSMM partners with public and private landowners to restore native habitat, to prevent the spread of invasive species, and to protect and create green space and migration corridors for sensitive wildlife throughout the Santa Monica Mountains.

The first step toward protecting our resources is understanding them. Our biologists work with public and private entities, citizen scientists, students, and volunteers of all ages to study sensitive species, native habitats, streams and lagoons.

Good land stewardship is essential to a healthy environment. We help landowners assess and plan low impact projects, convert lawns to thriving native landscapes, reduce erosion, combat invasive species, and save water.


Organizational Equity Statement

At RCDSMM, we believe equity is the intentional effort to bring balance to previously imbalanced systems – be they ecological, social or historic. Equity, therefore, is vital to the practice of conservation. We invite our diverse and vibrant community into our sacred work of stewarding the land, and ultimately reconciling and strengthening reciprocal relationships among all humans and nonhumans within our shared home. We commit to ensuring that the envisioning, authorship and implementation of the work that we do is representative of the full range of communities who have and will experience the land we share.


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