Green technology at West Side School

CALIFORNIA, Sonoma RCD — The end of Principal/Superintendent Rhonda Bellmer’s tenure is coming to close on June 30 with one final project to take her beloved West Side School to the next level. Thanks to donations and grants, the school now has a state-of-the-art rain catchment system, which […]

Conservation district board accused of unlawful meeting

WASHINGTON, Thurston CD — Thurston Conservation District faces complaints about its board members, a lawsuit by the board’s chairman, a state investigation and now an allegation of an unlawful meeting by the board’s newest member…Paul Pickett, who was elected to the district’s board of supervisors in March, accused […]

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Hugh Hammond Bennett

Out of the long list of nature’s gifts to man, none is perhaps so utterly essential to human life as soil.

Wendell Berry

Good farmers, who take seriously their duties as stewards of Creation and of their land’s inheritors, contribute to the welfare of society in more ways than society usually acknowledges, or even knows. These farmers produce valuable goods, of course; but they also conserve soil, they conserve water, they conserve wildlife, they conserve open space, they conserve scenery.

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.