Reflections on Tribal Relations Event...

Jun 20, 2017 by

REFLECTIONS ON ELLENSBURG Personal Thoughts on a Tribal/District Training Opportunity Working Together to Address Natural Resource Challenges: Tribal/Conservation District Skills and Strategies for a Better Earth Larry Davis, Supervisor, Whatcom CD WACD Secretary-Treasurer   On May 23, 2017, in Ellensburg (WA), approximately 30 people were privileged to have their respective paths come together for a shared journey of learning. Del Laverdure was the lead facilitator. He is of the Crow Nation in Montana. Del served four years in Washington, D.C., as Acting Assistant Secretary and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs at the U.S. Department of the Interior.   The tone for the day was wonderfully set when Del invited the participants to join him outside and form a circle. It is my understanding that in Native culture, the circle is symbolic of...

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Upcoming Board of Directors Agenda – June 27, 2017...

Jun 13, 2017 by

The next Board of Directors Meeting will be June 27, 2017 at Hals Home Center, in Ellensburg, Washington.  For additional information, please see the attached agenda....

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Upcoming PMC Administrative Committee Meeting...

May 3, 2017 by

WACD PMC ADMINISTRATIVE COMMITTEE AGENDA Tuesday, May 16, 2017 8:00 am – 2:00 pm @ 16564 Bradley Road, Bow, WA 98232 Call-in #: 1-800-977-8002 Caller Code: 8553656# Review of Minutes Review of April Financial Reports Review Accounts Payable & Receivable Review of Current Sales Review PMC Proposed 2017 / 2018 Budget Technical / Operational...

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Working Together to Address Natural Resource Challenges...

May 1, 2017 by

In partnership with the Washington State Conservation Commission, we are happy to announce an exciting training on May 23rd in Ellensburg. With a goal of enhancing the connection between conservation districts and the tribes as well as building strategic partnerships to improve our natural resources, the Washington Association of Conservation Districts will host Del Laverdure for the day. As a former Acting Assistant Secretary and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs at the U.S. Department of the Interior, he is uniquely and eminently qualified to lead attendees in identifying and resolving the shared challenges found across the different regions of our state.   This event is open to all CD Supervisors and Association Supervisors, District Managers, designated staff, and conservation tribal members. Lunch is included in the cost, which is only $50, and better...

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Notice – Special Mtg WACD Board of Directors: 4/28/2017 @ 8 am – WACD, 2918 Ferguson St SW, Bldg 1, Suite A, 2nd Floor Tumwater, WA...

Apr 13, 2017 by

NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING WASHINGTON ASSOCIATION OF CONSERVATION DISTRICTS BOARD OF DIRECTORS Date of Notice: April 13, 2017 Pursuant to Part 3, Section 3, of the bylaws of the Washington Association of Conservation Districts (WACD), the Board of Directors of the WACD will be holding a special meeting on Friday, April 28, 2017, at 8:00 a.m., at the WACD Office, 2918 Ferguson Street SW, Bldg 1, Suite A, Second Floor, Tumwater, WA 98512. Board members of the Organization are invited to participate in person or via conference line. Agenda for the special meeting will be limited to the following: 1)   Approval of Sarah Richards as NW Area Director per the recommendation of the NW Area Executive Committee (and pursuant to the bylaws of each). 2)   Ratification of Agreement between WACD & Doubletree...

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National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) March 20-21, 2017 Fly-in Washington Conservation Partnership Team (Team) Activities Summary...

Mar 27, 2017 by

NACD held its annual fly-in on March 20 and 21 at our Capital (NACD summary information at http://www.nacdnet.org/news-and-events/spring-fly-in/). Washington state was represented by Mark Clark (Washington State Conservation Commission[WSCC]), Lynn Brown (WSCC), Roylene Rides at the Door (Natural Resources Conservation Service [NRCS]), Wade Troutman (Foster Creek and NACD Executive Board), Michael Crowder (Benton and NACD 2nd VP), and Doug Rushton (Thurston and WACD national director).  Lori Gonzales (WSCC), with assistance from Bob Schroeter (WACD) and Rich Innes (Meridian Institute in WA DC) worked diligently and set up 14 meetings for the Team with WSCC staff assembling informative packets for us to leave with our DC contacts. Meetings –  Congressional.  Due to timing and logistics, we split up the various meetings and Mr. Innes came with us to several. We also attended the NACD legislative...

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