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Conservation district survival hinges on parcel fees

WASHINGTON, Clark CD — The Clark County Conservation District is calling on residents to show support for implementation of a fee on parcels that they believe will keep the agency afloat. On Sept. 11 the Clark County Council will host a public hearing on a proposed $5 per parcel fee that would help to fund the conservation district. A slightly lesser fee of $2.96 per parcel would be leveled at designated forestland properties.

Increasing county population coupled with ever-decreasing funding sources are the district’s primary reasons for requesting the fees. The district said grant funding has become unreliable in recent years. Now, the district may fold as a county entity at the end of the year if another funding source such as the fee is not secured.

“The work districts that have rates and charges can accomplish in their area is incredible,” Clark Conservation District Interim Manager Zorah Oppenheimer said.  “Stable, sustainable funding is truly a game changer when it comes to conserving natural resources,” Oppenheimer remarked.

Source: Conservation district hinges survival on parcel fees | News | thereflector.com

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