Vets on Farm program buys refrigerated truck

WASHINGTON, Spokane CD – Veterans learning to farm through a Spokane Conservation District effort now have a refrigerated truck so they can deliver their produce to customers. The Spokane Conservation District Vets on the Farm recently purchased a used 1995 Ford F-800 for $8,000. The Northwest Golfers for […]

Judge sets aside removal of Conservation District leaders

WASHINGTON, Thurston CD – Eric Johnson and Richard Mankamyer were removed from the Thurston Conservation District’s board of supervisors in February following a day-long hearing before the Washington State Conservation Commission. A Thurston County judge has set aside that decision. Source: Judge sets aside removal of Conservation District […]

Idaho issues $870,000 in flood-management grants

IDAHO, Idaho SWCD, Clearwater SWCD – A combined $870,000 in flood-management grants were approved July 26 at the Idaho Water Resource Board meeting in Rexburg. The recipients included: Idaho Soil & Water Conservation District, $159,436 for $330,524 project. Repair flood damage on Deer Creek Road caused by 2019 […]

Botanical Garden has new plants for summer

WASHINGTON, King CD – With the help of a $25,000 grant from the King Conservation District, the Bellevue Botanical Garden has made some improvements to promote the appreciation of native plants. This spring the Botanical Garden completed upgrades to the Native Discovery Garden, a section of the property […]

Conservation Quotes

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Mahatma Gandhi

Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s needs, but not every man’s greed.

Hugh Hammond Bennett

From every conceivable angle—economic, social, cultural, public health, national defense—conservation of natural resources is an objective on which all should agree.

Wendell Berry

The soil is the great connector of lives, the source and destination of all. It is the healer and restorer and resurrector, by which disease passes into health, age into youth, death into life. Without proper care for it we can have no community, because without proper care for it we can have no life.