Tag: Skagit CD

Federal funds help farmers mitigate manure

WASHINGTON, Skagit CD – Federal money is helping Skagit County dairy farmers better manage manure while lessening the environmental impacts of the farms. The Skagit Conservation District works with farmers to help them manage natural resources on their properties. Manager Bill Blake said there is interest in using […]

Conservation district files tax request

WASHINGTON, Skagit CD – The Skagit Conservation District submitted a tax request Thursday to the Skagit County Board of Commissioners to help pay for the district’s services. The request proposes that property owners pay $5 per parcel, owners of agricultural-natural resources land pay $1 per parcel, and forest […]

Skagit Conservation District selected for state grant

WASHINGTON, Skagit CD – Fines paid for water quality violations in Washington in the last few years will fund a project on the Skagit River. The Washington Department of Ecology considered 32 grant requests from local governments, utility districts and fisheries enhancement groups across the state, but only […]

Salmon project planned for Britt Slough

WASHINGTON – A salmon habitat restoration project is being planned for Britt Slough, a side channel of the Skagit River to the west of the river’s south fork. Skagit Fisheries Enhancement Group, the state Department of Fish & Wildlife and the Skagit Conservation District are working together on the […]