Tag: Washington

Third-graders get up-close look at agriculture in the valley

WASHINGTON – Approximately 400 third-graders from the Kittitas Valley attended the 17th annual Elementary Agriculture Appreciation Day on Tuesday at the Kittitas Valley Event Center in Ellensburg. Mark Crowley, conservation planner for the Kittitas County Conservation District and coordinator for the event, summed up the total participation for […]

Letter: Support conservation district

WASHINGTON – I’ve always had a great deal of respect for the mission of the Clark Conservation District. I was not surprised by the Clark County Council decision to not “saddle taxpayers with another expense” (“Conservation district going broke,” April 4, The Columbian). Source: Letter: Support conservation district

In Our View: County Must Save Service

WASHINGTON – Since 1942, the Clark Conservation District has assisted local farmers and other landowners in preserving and effectively tilling their soil… Such services are provided for free, but officials say the district is endangered by a lack of funding. Its annual budget of approximately $350,000 is supported […]