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Interested in learning more about conservation in Washington State? Our news announcements connect you with stories about recent conservation work, important updates from our office, and upcoming opportunities for you to get involved.

2020 Annual Report celebrates commitment to conservation

Our state's 45 conservation districts have unique strengths that make them particularly adept in times of change or crisis. We're proud to highlight these strengths and their commitment to conservation in our 2020 Annual Report.

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Conservation districts awarded grants to support Washington’s food system

The Washington State Conservation Commission (SCC) has awarded $50,000 in Food System Support Grants to 11 conservation districts in the state.

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Washington State conservationist elected president of national organization

On February 10, Michael Crowder of south central Washington was sworn in as president of the National Association of Conservation Districts, a nonprofit organization that represents the nation’s 3,000 conservation districts.

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Conservation district photo contest winners highlight diverse benefits of resource stewardship

The SCC is pleased to recognize winners and finalists of the 2020 Conservation District Photo Contest!

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State Conservation Commission recognizes Conservation Districts of the Year with annual awards

Each year, the Washington State Conservation Commission recognizes conservation districts’ outstanding effort and accomplishments by presenting annual awards. There are 45 conservation districts within 6 regions of Washington State. Within each region, one district is recognized with a Conservation District of the Year Award.

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Centennial farm in Cowiche Valley preserved, securing heritage and natural resource value

Located just outside the communities of Tieton and Cowiche, one of Washington’s Centennial Farms will be protected forever from development.

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State Conservation Commission makes changes to improve conservation district election clarity, accountability

At their September 17 meeting, members of the Washington State Conservation Commission unanimously voted to make several changes to state regulations for conservation district elections. Changes are designed to improve accountability and make things more clear for candidates and voters.

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Celebrating 80 years of conservation

Read about featured accomplishments from our 80th year and highlights from each of Washington's 45 conservation districts in our 2019 Annual Report.

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Conservation Commission office closed, all staff working remotely

The Washington State Conservation Commission (SCC) office is closed, and staff is working remotely until further notice. Our staff also will avoid in-person meetings and travel.

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