What We Do
WACD, through the work of its leadership, professional staff and members, provides support to Washington State’s 45 conservation districts.
WACD works with partners and members to value and preserve the state's agricultural resources.Learn More
Conservation districts around the state provide technical and financial assistance to forest landowners.Learn More
WACD supports efforts to protect Washington's water resources for multiple benefits.Learn More
Enhancing critical habitat for our state's diverse wildlife is an important focus of conservation district work.Learn More
Providing technical and financial assistance to urban/suburban residents is a high priority for many conservation districts.Learn More
WACD is committed to partnering with tribes and NGOs.Learn More
The agenda and preliminary meeting material for the WACD Board meeting to be held is now available. The meeting will be held via Zoom on April 21st, from 9 AM to 3:30 PM. See the WACD April Board Meeting Agenda. Click here to join the Zoom meeting Click here to read the meeting material through… [...]Continue Reading
Olympia – Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has vetoed new spending totaling $235 million from the budget passed by lawmakers last month, including money for Washington State university to study soil health and to help farmers find alternatives to the pesticide chlorpyrifos. Anticipating a decline in tax revenue because of the coronavirus, the governor also vetoed… [...]Continue Reading
As many shoppers rush to stores, filling their carts to the brim with packaged products and name-brand groceries, others are turning to local agriculture to fill their pantries and refrigerators. Community-supported agriculture (CSA) has become increasingly popular as a means of obtaining food during the outbreak of COVID-19. Backyard chicken farmers are being inundated with orders… [...]Continue Reading
People are the key to conservation district success, whether serving as officials on district boards of directors or volunteering in a river cleanup. Local people offer extensive expertise and personal interest regarding the best ways to take care of their own natural resources. This effective management of natural resources at the local level reduces the need for outside intervention and regulation.
Supervisors are the volunteer public officials overseeing the work of each district and identifying local natural resources needs as well as priorities in their communities.
Districts need help with everything from planting seedlings in wetland restoration projects to filing in the office. Contact your district to let them know you are willing to help.
You can improve your corner of the world by composting food scraps and lawn clippings in your backyard, conserving green areas in your urban neighborhood. Ask your district for assistance.