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September 30, 2019by ncdea

WASHINGTON, Cascadia CD – Cascadia Conservation District, Lake Wenatchee Fire and Rescue and Washington’s Department of Natural Resources are leading the 100 Acres Healthy Woods Challenge program to serve as an incentive for landowners to conduct fuels reduction work such as thinning small trees, limbing up large trees and reducing brush.

“This is a really special grant opportunity that probably won’t come around again,” said Patrick Haggerty, Cascadia’s forestry program manager.

To appeal to landowners to create more fire resilient landscaping, the 100 Acre Healthy Woods Challenge offers cost-share reimbursements to landowners. A group of five or more adjacent landowners that agree to thin a total of 20-50 acres will be eligible for a 75% cost-share reimbursement for the cost of the contractor completing work. An individual landowner is eligible for 50% of cost-share reimbursement for 20 acres or less and if a group of adjacent landowners corralled to sign up and covered a total of 100 acres, they could be eligible for up to 100% of funding.

Source: Rare Grant Opportunity for Landowners to Create Fire Resilient Landscape – NewsRadio 560 KPQ



September 16, 2019by ncdea

WASHINGTON, Cascadia CD – Registration is open until September 30th for the free wood chipping opportunity for Chelan County residents hosted by Cascadia Conservation District. Chipping will occur in mid to late October and requires tracking hours preparing for the chipping crew. Residents must have proof of landowner contribution for the program so that includes record time raking, pruning, thinning trees and other various wildfire preparation activities.

Source: Fall Wood Chipping Registration Opened – NewsRadio 560 KPQ



September 11, 2019by ncdea

WASHINGTON, Cascadia CD – Nearly $200,000 in wildfire education grant money has been given to Wenatchee’s Wildfire Project and Cascadia Conservation District. The $194,000 grant was awarded through the department of Commerce. Senator Brad Hawkins of East Wenatchee initiated a budget proviso “to promote education about wildfires to public school students of all ages, and to expand community outreach.”

The Cascadia Conservation District was also awarded a No Child Left Inside grant in the amount of $25,000 from the state to support various projects.

“These funds will serve thousands of students in North Central Washington over the next two years. Hands-on outdoor education programs like this connect our students to the natural world as well as local professionals and experts in natural resource management. Through these programs we hope to inspire the next generation to appreciate and care for their local and global environment,” said Amanda Newell, Education & Outreach Specialist for Cascadia Conservation District.

The Cascadia Conservation District is a non-regulatory entity established to provide landowners with technical and financial assistance with natural resource projects in all of Chelan County.

Source: Nearly $200,000 in wildfire education grants awarded to two Wenatchee organizations


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