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Outreach and Education

The RPMC provides watershed education through youth projects, working with schools, and public presentations and demonstrations. Workshops and demonstrations may include concepts on grazing management, monitoring techniques, roads management, and erosion control. The "Land Health Kiosk," for example, is a teaching tool we frequently use at public events, such as festivals and water fairs, to introduce people to the key elements of land health. The RPMC also reaches residents of the watershed through public "listening sessions," the local newspaper, and the distribution of comprehensive field guides geared towards helping people apply riparian restoration and erosion control methods on their own lands.