At its Annual Open House earlier this summer, the Sacramento-Yolo Mosquito and Vector Control District (SYMVCD) awarded the Conservancy its “Ecology Award.” In a resolution by the Mosquito District’s Board of Directors, the Conservancy was given the award for “outstanding commitment and implementation of ecological mosquito reduction measures through BMPs [best management practices] that resulted in a significant reduction or elimination of mosquito production…”
The Conservancy has worked with the Mosquito District in the early design stage of habitat creation. Mosquito District officials have been on site with Conservancy staff during early construction efforts, and provided recommendations on design and post-construction management so that resulting marsh and wetland environments could meet their obligations to provide required habitat values. Mosquito District staff also checks Conservancy preserves several times a week during peak mosquito seasons to monitor activity.
John Roberts, Conservancy Executive Director, noted, “The Conservancy truly appreciates the recognition for its efforts. This has truly been a team effort, and we couldn’t be more pleased with the results.”