For the first time in over 30 years, the Upper Salinas – Las Tablas Resource Conservation District has moved offices. We have been co-located with the Natural Resource Conservation Service and Farm Service Agency on 65 S. Main Street, Templeton, California for many decades. However, as we have grown, we managed to grow out of the office space provided by our federal partners and had to make the hard decision to either stay small and stay put or to recognize we needed a change, and a big one.
After a long discussion with our board, it was finally determined in order to meet the increasing demand for our time and services, we needed to find an office space that could accommodate a growing staff and provide a better work environment.
In November 2020, the Executive Director entered into an agreement and signed a lease for the new office space. Over the next few months, staff worked on moving furniture, setting up infrastructure such as phones, internet, utilities, and making a plan for a safe return to work. We’ve settled in and have been working in the new office since mid-January.
This past year, with the global pandemic COVID-19, has highlighted the resiliency of our small organization. We have managed to stay engaged, informed, relevant, and true to our mission. It goes without saying we are excited to start this new endeavor!
When it is safe, we look forward to opening our doors to the public once more at 9481 El Camino Real, Atascadero, California. And don’t forget, we still have our office with NRCS/FSA at 65 S. Main Street, Suite 107 in Templeton.