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Benton Conservation District

10121 W. Clearwater Avenue Suite 101 Kennewick, WA 99336
(509) 736-6000

About Us

The Benton Conservation District mission is to encourage wise stewardship of all natural resources for residents of Benton County. These resources include the driest wheat-producing region in the world, the third longest river in Washington State, unique shrub-steppe habitat, award-winning wineries, orchards and row crops, and growing cities. Through voluntary programs, education, expert advice, and sometimes financial assistance, BCD works in partnership with property owners to develop solutions, so they can meet their goals while practicing responsible stewardship.

Meeting Times

Meets the second Wednesday of each month at 7:00 pm in the Benton REA Building, 6095 Van Giesen Street, West Richland.

BCD staff help property owners plan ways to meet their goals while protecting soil, water, and clean air

BCD staff help property owners plan ways to meet their goals while protecting soil, water, and clean air

BCD supports science-based innovation in conservation, such as working with farmer Garrett Moon to demonstrate a new harvest technique. Garrett kneels to count any dropped kernels after the harvest. Benton County receives only 6 inches annual rainfall, so conserving moisture and protecting the farmer's bottom line are both critical

BCD supports science-based innovation in conservation, such as working with farmer Garrett Moon to demonstrate a new harvest technique. Garrett kneels to count any dropped kernels after the harvest. Benton County receives only 6 inches annual rainfall, so conserving moisture and protecting the farmer's bottom line are both critical

In Benton County, urban and suburban populations are growing, putting more pressure on limited water resources. BCD provides expert advice and planning assistance, to encourage use of low-water use landscaping that beautifies the property while conserving water and supporting native pollinators

In Benton County, urban and suburban populations are growing, putting more pressure on limited water resources. BCD provides expert advice and planning assistance, to encourage use of low-water use landscaping that beautifies the property while conserving water and supporting native pollinators