WASHINGTON, Spokane CD – The Spokane Community Gardens Association was formed to help gardens with finding resources, building successful garden communities, providing education classes on gardening and community development and advocating for broader community support. With the help of community garden advocates and the WSU Spokane County Extension, […]
WASHINGTON, San Juan Islands CD – Congratulations to the graduates of the inaugural “Leave No Trace Train the Trainer” course in the San Juan Islands…Meghan Herold led the small group of six trainees through two intense but fun-filled days of both classroom and outdoor activities at Shaw Island’s […]
WASHINGTON, Thurston CD – Employees of the Thurston Conservation District (TCD) have joined the Washington Federation of State Employees. Thurston CD employees are the first conservation district in Washington State (and perhaps the nation) to organize. WFSE reports TCD employees will begin negotiating their own contract soon.
WASHINGTON, Pierce CD – The City Council appointed a new face to the Tacoma Public Utilities board on Tuesday, passing on people with experience at the utility and marking a shift in direction for the five-member board…Christine Cooley, who works for the Pierce Conservation District and has chaired […]
WASHINGTON, Snohomish CD – Dianna Atterbury is purposely smothering her once lush green lawn with cardboard and mulch…A Veterans Conservation Corps crew for the Snohomish Conservation District’s Lawns to Lettuce project transformed her front yard this year. The program helps homeowners build an “edible food oasis” on their […]
WASHINGTON, Palouse CD – Lincoln Middle School science teacher Marla Haugen was recently awarded a $10,000 Innovation Grant award by the Pullman Education Foundation for her Spartan Seed to Feed project…Twelve raised beds with gravel pathways will be constructed with the help of students, volunteers from the Palouse […]