OPENINGS ON BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
The Clallam Conservation District is pleased to announce an opportunity to contribute to conservation and your community by serving on the Board of Supervisors. Supervisors are public officials who direct the activities of the conservation district and, although they serve without compensation, Supervisors are eligible to be reimbursed for appropriate expenses. Five positions comprise the Conservation District Board of Supervisors, and each serves a three-year term of office. Registered Clallam County voters elect three of the positions. The Washington State Conservation Commission appoints the other two positions.
The elected three-year term of office presently held by Don Hatler and the appointed three-year term of Ben Smith both expire in 2015.
Anyone residing in and registered to vote in Clallam County is eligible to run for the position of Conservation District Supervisor. Interested candidates must submit the Candidate Information for the Office of Elected Supervisor form to the Clallam Conservation District by the candidate filing deadline of 4:00pm on January 29, 2015. To be listed on the election ballot, the Nominating Petition for the Office of Elected Supervisor form, signed by 25 or more registered Clallam County voters, must also be submitted the filing deadline.
To be considered for appointment to the Clallam Conservation District Board of Supervisors, an Application for the Position of Appointed Conservation District Supervisor form must be received by the Washington State Conservation Commission no later than March 31, 2015.
Election procedures, forms and information about the responsibilities and obligations of District Supervisors may be obtained at the Clallam Conservation District office or on the Washington State Conservation Commission website.
2015 BOARD OF SUPERVISORS ELECTION
The 2015 Clallam Conservation District Board of Supervisors election will be held concurrently with our Native Plant sale on February 28, 2015 from 9:00am to 1:00pm at the Lazy J Tree Farm, 225 Gehrke Rd., Port Angeles, WA 98362.
Voters who are unable to cast their votes at the polling site may request an absentee ballot by contacting the District office. Absentee ballots must be requested by 4:00pm on February 5, 2015.
HAY & SOIL PROBES NOW AVAILABLE FOR CHECK-OUT
Clallam County residents can now borrow our hay and soil probes. See our Soil Testing page for details.
DUNGENESS BAY WATER CLEANUP
The Clallam Conservation District has a long history of working with other partners to reduce pollution in Dungeness Bay. Click here to read an interesting article from the Department of Ecology on the history and ongoing efforts of the Dungeness Clean Water Workgroup to improve water quality in Dungeness Bay.
CONSERVATION DISTRICT PARTNERS WITH SEQUIM HIGH SCHOOL FFA
Last month, the Clallam Conservation District Board approved a cost-share agreement with the Sequim High School Future Farmers of America program to help implement best farm management practices on the FFA farm. Projects planned include constructing a composting facility, pouring a concrete slab for the pig pen and installing water run-off infrastructure on the barn. The August 6, 2014 edition of the Sequim Gazette features a great article on the project which can be viewed by clicking here.
POLLUTION IDENTIFICATION & CORRECTION (PIC) PLAN
The goal of the PIC plan is to better coordinate both water quality monitoring and clean-up efforts among area agencies and organizations. The PIC plan will include a water quality monitoring plan to identify specific problems caused by nonpoint source pollution, identify specific measures to correct them, coordinate outreach and education efforts, clearly define when and how enforcement action should be taken, and include a plan for stable funding.
Click here for more information on the PIC Plan including planning meeting notes, agendas for upcoming meetings, and more.
The 2014-2015 Food & Farm Guide is here! Click here for the .pdf file (very large) or stop by our office or the WSU Extension office to pick up your free copy.