January Board of Directors Meeting Notice...

Jan 14, 2019 by

There will be a meeting of the WACD Board of Directors on January 29th at the Olympia DoubleTree Hotel starting at 9:00. A preliminary agenda is available (January Board Meeting Draft Agenda)...

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Puget Sound Region Agricultural Drainage Conference...

Jan 10, 2019 by

This conference, on Wednesday February 6th from 8:30am-4:30pm, will feature panels, presentations and discussions to share challenges, solutions, lessons learned, and begin to set the stage for potential future collaborations, research efforts, or conversations. Please register for the first Puget Sound Region Agricultural Drainage Conference, hosted by WSU’s Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources. The day will feature interactive panels, relevant discussions, and ample time for networking and meeting folks working on similar issues. Presentations/Panels will include: A panel discussion among farmers in the Puget Sound Region sharing their perspective of challenges and opportunities for improving agricultural drainage. “Case Study: Can Drainage Pumps and Fish Co-Exist?”, a presentation by Ryan Bartelheimer of Snohomish Conservation District, and former Drainage District Commissioner. A panel discussion featuring managers from multiple regional drainage management organizations, sharing their experience leading...

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Leg Day Hotel Registration Reminder...

Dec 19, 2018 by

For those planning on attending our 2019 Legislative Days on January 28th and 29th, the Olympia DoubleTree Hotel has a discounted room rate for our membership. That discount will end on December 28th.   Please see our Legislative Days page for more information and how to book a...

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Adopted 2018 Resolutions

Dec 10, 2018 by

After consideration and deliberation, the following resolutions were adopted at the 2018 WACD Annual Meeting:   2018-03 Feasibility study to simplify annual WACD dues calculations and rankings (As Adopted) 2018-04 Addressing State Policy on Water Quantity and Availability (As Adopted) 2018-05 Fully staff local Natural Resource Conservation Services offices (As Amended) 2018-06 Allow More Meeting Refreshment Options (As Adopted) 2018-07 Allow Dike Maintenance without Emergency Declaration (As Adopted) 2018-08 Amend the method for determining EQIP funding levels for each area (as Adopted) 2018-09 Supporting Funding for the Fire Adapted Communities, Forest Rangeland Health Program (As Adopted) 2018-10 Allow Increased NRCS Attendance at Conservation District Board Meetings (As Adopted) 2018-11 Allow Programmatic Funding in Commission’s Natural Resource Investment (As Adopted) 2018-13 Support for Regional Conservation Planning Training (As Adopted) 2018-14 Support for Regional Conservation Planning...

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November WACD Board Meeting

Nov 12, 2018 by

The next meeting of the WACD Officers and Directors will be on November 26th at the Three Rivers Convention Center in Kennewick from 9:30 am – 2:30 pm. Additional meeting materials will be posted when ready.   November Draft Agenda WACD 2018 Executive Operations Budget WACD 2018 PMC Budget October 2018 Financial Reports WACD Close Out Report June 2018 Larson Gross Control Deficiency Letter Larson Gross WACD Financial Statement Larry Davis WACD SECRETARY APPLICATION Forestry MOU WACD Contract with...

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2018 WACD Annual Meeting Registration...

Oct 3, 2018 by

The event we have all been waiting for has arrived – the 2018 WACD Annual Meeting! This year’s theme is “Embracing Change, Thriving through Partnerships”.  There will be discussion panels on successful partnerships between conservation districts and other entities – counties and cities, state agencies, tribes and NGOs, and public/private partnerships. The Aspen Group will be there to dive into board governance models, to help CD supervisors and staff work as effectively as possible in their partnership to put conservation work on the ground. And registration for new supervisors is free. 2018 WACD Annual Meeting Registration...

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