Happy Holidays Everyone!
I cannot believe the end of 2014 is right around the corner. Every year seems to whip by even faster and we try to figure out where in the heck it went and what we accomplished. Well I can tell you here at the district we have accomplished a lot. And it is because of the dedicated board members, staff, partners and producers that we have. It is definitely a team effort and we are so fortunate to have such a great team working together to protect and conserve our natural resources in Asotin County.
As many of you are aware, there have been ongoing concerns raised regarding the way WA State Department of Ecology (DOE) identifies sites that may have potential water quality issues, the criteria used to determine that, as well as the method in which landowners are informed. DOE staff attended our board meeting last Thursday and presented changes to their procedures. ACCD is working with DOE to schedule a public meeting to discuss these changes as well as a forum in which landowners can ask questions and bring up concerns. The exact date has not been firmed up yet, but we are looking at early March. We will send out a notice as well as put it on our web page.
March 2015 will be a busy month. In addition to the public meeting mentioned above, please mark your calendars for March 19, 2015. That is when we will hold our Annual District Meeting and Elections. We will offer pesticide credits, as always. In addition, the Annual Tree Sale is scheduled for March 27 and 28.
On behalf of all of us here at the District, we thank you all for your continued support and for helping us in achieving another successful year.
Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Sandy Cunningham, District Manager
What is the Conservation District?
The Asotin County Conservation District includes all of Asotin County excluding incorporated cities and towns. The Conservation District also serves the Grouse Flat area of Garfield County.
The District is governed by a Board of Supervisor, of whom three are elected by local farmers and two are appointed by the State Conservation Commission or Governor.
What does the District do?
The primary function of the District is to assist landowners and others who participate in making land use decisions. This takes the form of encouraging proper use and treatment of renewable natural resources and making available the necessary technical and financial assistance.
The District also identifies resource conservation problems and opportunities for solving these problems.
As a result of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act of 1972, Section 208, the District developed a Program of Best Management Practices and a plan for the implementation of those practices.
What are the District Goals?
Maintenance and improvement in the quality of the Resource Base.
Protect and improve the quality of the environment.
Provide planning assistance to all landowners.
Provide a Comprehensive Information and Education Program.
Asotin County Conservation District
720 6th Street, Suite B
Clarkston, WA 99403-2012
Phone: (509) 758-8012