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October 28, 2019by ncdea

WASHINGTON, Skagit CD – The Skagit County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved Tuesday morning a tax to help pay for the Skagit Conservation District’s services, which include forestry, education and assistance to farm owners.

Property owners in Skagit County will pay $5 a parcel a year, forest land owners $3 a parcel, and agricultural land owners $1 a parcel. The tax will begin in 2020 and end after five years, unless renewed.

Conservation District Manager Bill Blake said the tax will generate about $274,000 a year and pay for a full-time forester, cost-share projects to help farmers manage their land, volunteer training programs and more.

Source: County approves tax to aid conservation district | Local News | goskagit.com



October 28, 2019by ncdea

WASHINGTON, Skagit CD – Eighty volunteers showed up to an ocean shoreline in northern Washington to plant trees that will enhance salmon habitat.

The Skagit Valley Herald reports the volunteers Saturday planted 1,400 native Sitka spruce, crabapple and shore pine on a 3-acre (1.2-hectare) strip on March Point southeast of Anacortes.

The event was hosted by the Skagit Conservation District as part of the second annual Orca Recovery Day.

Source: Volunteers plant trees along Washington pocket estuary to aid salmon | KOMO



October 28, 2019by ncdea

WASHINGTON, Grant County CD – The Moses Lake Watershed Council is holding a public meeting on Wednesday as it continues to seek short and long-term solutions to improve the health of the lake.

“The Moses Lake Watershed Council’s goal is to assess current water quality conditions in the local watershed and explore effective, locally developed solutions,” stated Marie Lotz, Grant County Conservation District manager.

The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, state Department of Ecology, Grant County Conservation District, Grant County Health District, Moses Lake Irrigation and Rehabilitation District and the City of Moses Lake have collaborated to develop the watershed council, formed in 2018.

“What appears to be missing is long-term agreements, practices and processes in place to continue treatment well into the future – if not forever,” stated Harold Crose with the conservation district.

Source: Moses Lake Watershed Council holding public meeting on Wednesday | Columbia Basin | ifiberone.com


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