Vets on the Farm Program Brings Opportunities to Veterans
Veterans are ready for a new mission and a way to transition back into civilian life and careers. Our vision is to provide them with opportunities for education, partnership, and employment in conservation based agricultural industries. We provide Veterans of our community an opportunity to combine their military service and skills with an education in conservation which will lead to farming
and agricultural based employment. For more information, open our brochure or visit Vets on the Farm on Facebook.
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New, Earlier Dates for Annual Willow Warrior Event
The Spokane Conservation District Willow Warrior planting event will be held three weeks earlier than usual due to the low water levels of our local streams. The dates this year are Friday, April 17th and Saturday April 18th.
Every spring, SCD and a team of volunteers, dubbed Willow Warriors, plant 3,000 mixed species of native willow over two days. This year, the Willow Warriors will put in near the mouth of California Creek and continue downstream for approximately three miles and take out below the mouth of Stevens Creek, just upstream of the Hangman Valley Golf Course.
"I’m hopeful that we can get a group of very committed volunteers, representing a mix of organizations, including Trout Unlimited, The Lands Council, Spokane Community College and possibly other interested organizations," said Dan Ross, SCD Water Resource Technician and Willow Warrior Event Coordinator.
Space is very limited. Due to canoe availability, the event will accommodate a maximum of 16-20 people per day (max of 8-10 canoes). Event registration is on a first-come-first-served basis and may also be limited by the number of people per organization per day.
If your organization wants to send volunteers to participate in Willow Warrior planting event, print out the sign-up sheet and have your volunteers fill in their information legibly and accurately. Volunteers must honor their commitment to attending on the days that they sign up for. This helps in determining the number of canoes and equipment necessary for each day. It is imperative that sign-up sheets and waiver forms are returned to Dan-Ross@sccd.org before April 15.
Sign-up Sheet Minor Waiver Form Adult Waiver Form
News from NRCS - CSP Deadline Extended
Click here to read about the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) from our friends at the Natural Resource Conservation Service. The deadline to apply has been extended to March 13 to receive funds this fiscal year. Let us know if you have any questions, 509-535-7274.
Building a Community Garden the Right Way
Learn how to start a successful, sustainable community garden. Topics include building community, selecting a site, legal and insurance issues, design, implementation, and management.
Thursday, February 19, 6pm-8:30pm
WSU Spokane County Extension
222 N Havana
Spokane WA 99202
Contact: Pat Munts - 509-535-7274 or email@example.com
Click here for registration flyer.
NOTICE OF ELECTION
Spokane Conservation District announces that an election will be held on Tuesday, March 10, 2015, for the purpose of electing one Supervisor for a three-year term.
The polling place is located at 210 North Havana, Spokane, WA. The polls will be open from 7:30 am – 4:00 pm. Absentee and/or ballots will be available by mail by request to Elections Officer, Erica Johnson at 509-535-7274 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The filing deadline for candidates is February 10, 2015.
All registered voters who own or occupy land within the District, which includes all land within Spokane County except for the City of Deer Park, are eligible to vote and run for office. Citizens living within the city limits of Deer Park may vote and/or hold office if they also own land outside of those city limits.
Any person interested in either volunteer position can contact the District office @ 535-7274 immediately for more information. All programs and services are offered without discrimination.
2014 Report of Accomplishments
The SCD 2014 Report of Accomplishments is published along with all other conservation districts in Washington State and used to inform landowners and legislators. Click here to see our page!
Jim Armstrong Retires After 32 Years of Conservation in Spokane County
The Spokane Conservation District will be hosting an open house on November 12 from 3pm-5pm to honor Jim Armstrong's 32 years of conservation and celebrate his retirement. The SCD Board Meeting will be immediately to follow.
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