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Tom

Tom has worked with conservation districts since 1992, managing district operations and providing statewide help on governance, technology, and accountability issues. He has been a board director of a state association of conservation districts and the president of a statewide employee's association. Tom is the General Manager for the Clackamas Soil and Water Conservation District.

Alaska Grown options expand with new market, app

ALASKA, Kenai SWCD – Here on the peninsula, opportunities to purchase locally sourced food is growing…Options have expanded as well for patrons of the Alaska Food Hub, an online farmers market. The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation approved a waiver earlier this year that will allow cottage foods, […]

Spokane Conservation District, Washington

WASHINGTON, Spokane CD – The Spokane Community Gardens Association was formed to help gardens with finding resources, building successful garden communities, providing education classes on gardening and community development and advocating for broader community support. With the help of community garden advocates and the WSU Spokane County Extension, […]

Thurston CD Employees Join Union

WASHINGTON, Thurston CD – Employees of the Thurston Conservation District (TCD) have joined the Washington Federation of State Employees. Thurston CD employees are the first conservation district in Washington State (and perhaps the nation) to organize.  WFSE reports TCD employees will begin negotiating their own contract soon.