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April 27, 2019by ncdea

WASHINGTON, Whatcom CD – With Earth Day approaching Monday, more than 180 volunteers pitched in to help plant 560 native-species specimens along a prime stretch of Ten Mile Creek near Irene Reither Elementary School on Saturday.

Together with ongoing tree plantings of the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP) in the area, there is hope of successfully restoring Ten Mile to greater health for fish and wildlife habitat and overall water quality, said Aneka Sweeney of the Whatcom Conservation District.

Coho and chum salmon, and even some chinook, have been identified as using Ten Mile for spawning, Sweeney said.

Source: Ten Mile Creek rejuvenated with native plantings

April 26, 2019by ncdea

WASHINGTON, Benton CD – A Salmon Summit volunteer is teaching Tri-Cities school children about fish, the outdoors and conservation with help from the Richland Rod and Gun Club. Kids raise the fish and in late April, each student releases a tiny salmon into the Columbia River. “Some have tears in their eyes” as they release fish after watching them in their classroom for months, Van Liew said.

Read more here: https://www.tri-cityherald.com/news/local/article229613684.html#storylink=cpy

Source: Salmon Summit volunteer helps students release salmon | Tri-City Herald

April 12, 2019by ncdea

WASHINGTON, Skagit CD – The Skagit Conservation District plans to pursue a tax request to help pay for the district’s services.

The proposed tax would require property owners to pay $5 per parcel, plus 10 cents per acre, a year. Owners of forest land would pay $3 per parcel a year.

The district, which covers all of Skagit County, is a nonregulatory agency that focuses on maintaining natural resources. It provides services ranging from forestry and farm assistance to public education and more.

Source: Conservation district to pursue tax request | Local News | goskagit.com

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