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.
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2015 NATIVE PLANT SALE - Taking LARGE ORDERS until Nov 14th

We are now taking orders for 100 or more native plants of the same species.  See our Plant Sale page for more information on plants available and how to order.
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FALL WORKSHOPS

Native landscaping and forestry workshops are currently planned for October.  See our Workshops page for details.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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FORESTRY & WASHINGTON EDUCATION & CAREER RESOURCES

Firescience.org recently launched a Forestry Career and Education Guidebook.  The Forestry guide features career and employment information, internship listings, scholarships, instructor information, and a degree search tool.  In addition, they have published career guides in other Public Service career areas such as EMT / Paramedic, Homeland Security, Emergency Management and Criminal Justice.

Firescience.org also recently launched a unique Washington guide focused on Fire Science Degrees in Washington.  The guide provides a list of schools and programs from the U.S. federal government National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), and provides interviews with fire experts in Washington.  On the career side, the guide provides income tables in Washington for Firefighters, Fire Inspectors / Investigators, and Fire Service Supervisors, talk about fire training, and also have a full section dedicated to Public Service Careers.

More information about wildfire and forestland protection can be found on our page Conservation in the Woods.