The Yolo County Resource Conservation District will host its annual dinner and fundraiser on Wednesday, April 10, to celebrate this year’s stewardship efforts and those of its partners. Taking place at the Winters Community Center, 201 Railroad Ave., the event will begin with wine-tasting, live music by the Putah Creek Muckrakers and a silent auction.
Proceeds from the silent auction will help support the RCD’s ongoing conservation activities.
Joe DiTomaso, the evening’s guest speaker, will talk about “Invasive Species in Natural Areas, Issues and Resources for Management.” DiTomaso received his Ph.D. in weed science at UC Davis, and was on the faculty at Cornell University from 1987 to 1994. In 1995, he joined the faculty at UCD as a Cooperative Extension weed specialist in the department of plant sciences, where he is the director of the Weed Research and Information Center.
The Yolo County RCD has been working with landowners, agencies and nonprofit organizations to protect, improve and sustain the natural resources of Yolo County for more than 50 years. The RCD’s broad base of programs and projects benefit farmers, wildlife, water resources, air quality and local students.
Tickets for this event are $50. For reservations and additional information, call Sheila Pratt at 530-662-2037, ext. 117, or visit www.yolorcd.org.