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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Hugh Hammond Bennett

Too many people have lost sight of the fact that productive soil is essential to the production of food.

Aldo Leopold, 1949

Land, then, is not merely soil; it is a fountain of energy flowing through a circuit of soils, plants, and animals.

Theodore Roosevelt

Here is your country. Cherish these natural wonders, cherish the natural resources, cherish the history and romance as a sacred heritage, for your children and your children’s children. Do not let selfish men or greedy interests skin your country of its beauty, its riches or its romance.