Tag: Washington

Washington conservation commission calls meeting on elections

WASHINGTON – The Washington State Conservation Commission will review how conservation district supervisors are elected in response to concerns about unaccountable special-purpose districts. The state auditor in May identified 35 irrigation, weed control, water and sewer, fire and cemetery districts that are “unauditable” because of poor or nonexistent […]

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 […]

Judge denies claim by former Thurston conservation supervisors

WASHINGTON, Thurston CD – A federal judge dismissed a claim Friday by two farmers who allege the Washington State Conservation Commission violated their constitutional rights, likely sending to state court the dispute over their ouster as Thurston Conservation District supervisors…The conservation commission voted Johnson and Mankamyer off the […]