CARCD Central Sierra Region

California Association of Resource Conservation Districts (CARCD)
Central Sierra Region

2013 CARCD Speak-off Contest — Placer County Winner!

This year’s Speak-Off topic was:

How will the development of alternative energy impact natural resources?

Placer High School Senior Holly Hockett won the 2013 Student Speak-Off Contest at the Annual Conference of the California Association of Resource Conservation Districts (CARCD) in Napa, California. Congratulations, Holly!

This is an RCD-sponsored event. See the CARCD Education page for more info.

2009 CARCD Speak-off Contest

This year’s Speak-Off topic was:

The RCD’s role in the protection of ground water through urban, agricultural, & environmental planning.

Placer County competition is in September at the Placer RCD office. Continuing competitors will speak at the Central Sierra RCD meeting October 2nd in Sonora, and finally if chosen at the regional level, will have the opportunity to represent their school, RCD, and County at the CARCD annual meeting in November.

2008 CARCD Speak-off Contest — Placer County Winner!

Congratulations to Clarise Bankus who won the Placer County RCD portion of this year’s CARCD Speak-Off contest!

The topic this year was The RCD’s Role in Wildfire Recovery and Restoration. Clarise participated in the 2008 Regional Speak-Off Contest held in Mariposa County on October 1, 2008 and came in third! Here’s the list of the regional winners:

  • First place: Maddison Easley representing Nevada County RCD
  • Second place: Kendra Brennan representing Tuolumne County RCD
  • Third place: Clarise Bankus representing Placer County RCD
  • Fourth place: Cameron Holmes representing Amador County RCD

(First-place regional winners compete in the state-wide Speak-Off representing CARCD.)

Clarise is a Junior at Placer High School in Auburn, California. She is a member of the local FFA chapter and is actively involved in local rodeo competition. Congratulations, Clarise, for another great year!

2007 CARCD Speak-off Contest — Regional Winner!

The theme for the 2007 California Association of Resource Conservation Districts (CARCD) Speak-off Contest is Youth and RCDs: Conservation for the Future. Contestants competed in the Speak-off Contest at the CARCD Central Sierra Regional Fall Meeting on October 5th at Tahoe. The regional finalist will compete statewide at the CARCD Annual Conference and Meeting.

Each contestant’s speech revolved around how the contestant’s goals and aspirations relate to the RCD mission and activities:

The Placer County Resource Conservation District is dedicated to identifying natural resource management and conservation issues, providing education and technical assistance or direction to private landowners and local entities for implementing programs and plans to conserve and enhance the natural resources of the District while inspiring and mobilizing public conservation awareness and involvement.

Regional results:

  • First place: Shawn Sawyer representing Nevada County RCD
  • Second place: Shelby Archibeque representing Natural Resources Conservation Service
  • Third place: Clarise Bankus representing Placer County RCD

Congratulations to all of the contestants!

About CARCD

Agendas for CARCD Central Sierra Region meetings are posted on the Placer County RCD Meeting Notices page. Minutes are available on our Meeting Minutes page.

Along with other coordinated RCD efforts, CARCD works on forestry issues.

For more CARCD information, see: