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County looking to fill Resource Conservation District board seats

Applications due Oct. 7; interviews with Board of Supervisors Oct. 24

County officials are seeking local residents with strong interests in soil and water conservation to apply for available positions on the Contra Costa Resource Conservation District Board of Directors.

The district is accepting applications through Oct. 7 for three seats on the board, each four-year terms that begin on Dec. 1 and expire after November 2020.

A non-regulatory agency, the district works with individuals, growers, ranchers, public agencies, nonprofit organizations and corporations to accomplish its conservation goals. Its stated mission "is to facilitate conservation and stewardship of the natural resources in our county."

The Board of Directors meets monthly in Concord. Directors serve as unpaid volunteers.

Applications are available on the county website. They are due by 5 p.m. Oct. 7 to the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors, Room 106 in the County Administration Building at 651 Pine St. in Martinez.

The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors will make the appointments. Applicants should plan to attend public interviews on Oct. 24 in Martinez.

For more information and full eligibility requirements, contact Teresa Hunter at district at 672-6522, ext. 107, or visit the district website.

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