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, […]
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.
NACD President Brent Van Dyke wrote on June 12, 2018 to Senate Agriculture Committee leaders about the Farm Bill. Van Dyke expressed NACD’s support for the work and time spent by the committee and for supporting conservation programs. NACD expressed concern with funding for the Regional Conservation Partnership […]
CALIFORNIA, Nevada County RCD — The 2018 Food and Farm Guide is here, Nevada County Grown’s most comprehensive Guide on agriculture yet. This year’s Guide has familiar features like the farm and ranch profiles and information on local farmers markets…the Madeline Helling Library in Nevada City, Briarpatch Food […]
CALIFORNIA, Napa County RCD — A 20-year battle over building dozens of homes overlooking a Napa gateway will reach another climax Tuesday night. …Davidon leaders promised to increase tree plantings, protect more wooded areas from development on-site and to the north, as well as creating a half-acre park […]
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, […]
CALIFORNIA, Marin RCD – The knowledge and tools to sequester carbon on farmland have blossomed rapidly in California; now farmers and ranchers just need funding to make it happen…Nancy Scolari, the executive director of the Marin Resource Conservation District, says it has been interesting to see carbon farming go […]
WASHINGTON, San Juan Islands CD – Congratulations to the graduates of the inaugural “Leave No Trace Train the Trainer” course in the San Juan Islands…Meghan Herold led the small group of six trainees through two intense but fun-filled days of both classroom and outdoor activities at Shaw Island’s […]
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.