Category: District News

NACD Grant: GRACE Project Supports Food Banks

WASHINGTON, Kitsap CD — In July 2017, the Kitsap Conservation District was awarded a $50,000 grant to grow technical assistance capacity for urban agriculture conservation projects. The awarded idea was the GRACE Project (Gardening for Restoration and Conservation Education), a community garden demonstrating best practices for urban agriculture […]

Clark CD is a Resource Worth Saving

WASHINGTON, Clark CD — As representatives of the Clark Conservation District prepare for a public hearing tonight, we hope that county councilors will be paying attention…The district has admirably served residents for more than 70 years, providing instruction and equipment that enhances land use throughout the area. From […]

How Much Water Do Coho Salmon Need?

CALIFORNIA, Gold Ridge RCD — “The fact that they summer in these little creeks makes them really vulnerable, since so many creeks now dry up each summer,” said John Green, a lead scientist with the Gold Ridge Resource Conservation District, in Sebastopol, Calif. His organization, as well as […]

CreekSpeak examines giant reed

CALIFORNIA, Yolo County RCD — CreekSpeak, Putah Creek Council’s six-month series of community talks about the nature, culture and history, dives into local plant issues on Thursday, July 19, with “Giant Reed: A Growing Problem in Our Creeks…Yolo County Resource Conservation District executive director Heather Nichols and project […]

Districts bring conservation efforts down to earth

IDAHO, Twin Falls SWCD — Third-generation farmer Lance Griff wanted to improve the soil health and conserve water on the 3,700 acres he farms with his father…He believed planting cover crops and using no-till farming practices would help achieve those goals. His interest in them landed him at […]

Special plants for rain gardens

ALASKA, Fairbanks SWCD — An observant reader of my column, who is also a gardener, asked me to provide a list of the plants that the Youth for Habitat team planted in Raven Landing’s new rain garden. Teens enrolled in this annual program, with Fairbanks Soil and Water Conservation […]