About Sloughhouse RCD

Our mission is to serve the Sloughhouse RCD/GSA district to become better stewards of our natural resources through education, outreach, and implementing conservation projects to advance the long-term sustainability of working landscapes, rural life, and our unique environment. Learn more about the District’s history.

 

Regular Meetings:
Second Wednesday of the Month
1pm – 3pm

Rancho Murieta Community Service District
15160 Jackson Road
Rancho Murieta, CA 95683

Vision: Sloughhouse Resource Conservation District manages natural resources through collaboration with stakeholders and partners in their district to successfully balance the wide range of programs that protect groundwater for long-term sustainability, soil for agricultural productivity and environmental values, surface water for multiple uses including agriculture, fish, and wildlife, and natural areas for their habitat value.

Board Members

Herb Garms

Herb Garms

Board Chair - Director

Current term: 2018 – 2022
garmsfarms@gmail.com

About Herb Garms

More information coming soon…

Barbara Washburn

Barbara Washburn

Board Vice-Chair - Director

Current term: 2020 – 2024
BWashburn@SloughhouseRCD.org

About Barbara Washburn

Barbara has served on the Sloughhouse Resource Conservation District Board since 2018. Having lived in Wilton for 20 years, Barbara realizes the role that SRCD can play in sustaining and promoting agriculture and protecting groundwater in our region. As a retired toxicologist with experience in aquaculture and watershed/groundwater science, they hope to utilize their professional experience and knowledge to benefit the District’s constituents.

Gary Silva Jr.

Gary Silva Jr.

Director

Current term: 2018 – 2022
soilstoppers@yahoo.com

About Gary Silva Jr.

More information coming soon…

Lindsey Liebig

Lindsey Liebig

Director

Current term: 2020 – 2024
lindsey@sacfarmbureau.org

About Lindsey Liebig

Lindsey has served on the Sloughhouse Resource Conservation District Board since 2020. She is committed to protecting and preserving agriculture throughout the District. She hopes to bring her experience in local land use and water policies, grant writing and collaboration with other local agencies to benefit the District’s constituents.

Jay Schneider

Jay Schneider

Director

Current term: 2020 – 2024
cowboyjay@gmail.com

About Jay Schneider

More information coming soon…

Pedro Aratanha

Pedro Aratanha

Associate Director

Current term: 2021 – 2023
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About Pedro Aratanha

Pedro has served as an Associate Director on the Sloughhouse Resource Conservation District Board since 2021. Pedro is an economist with a strong interest in water conservation, groundwater management, regenerative agriculture, and wildlife habitat conservation. He is a regulatory and program economist at the California Department of Conservation, and holds a PhD in economics from UCLA. Born in Brazil, Wilton is the place he now calls home.

Associate Directors

The Sloughhouse Resource Conservation District is soliciting applications for positions on the SRCD Board of Directors. Associate Directors contribute to discussions on local conservation issues and district operations. Associate Directors attend board meetings and contribute to discussions as diverse as water conservation, groundwater management, land use, agriculture, ranching, wildlife habitat, and more. Associate Director positions are voluntary and are appointed by a majority vote of the Board of Directors.

If you have any questions or are interested in serving as an SRCD Associate Director please contact SRCD Staff at info@SloughhouseRCD.org or 916-526-5447.

Staff

Austin Miller

Austin Miller

District Manager

Austin@SloughhouseRCD.org

Austin started with Sloughhosue Resource Conservation District in April 2019. After receiving a
degree in Agricultural Sciences from Oregon State University they went to work in the non-
profit world. As a program coordinator for both the Oregon and California Agriculture in the
Classroom programs, Austin realized how disconnected a large portion of our population is
from the natural world and where our food and fiber comes from. They are excited to be
working with constituents to bring new opportunities to the district.