GRANT COUNTY    CONSERVATION DISTRICT
1107 South Juniper Drive
Moses Lake, WA  98837
509-765-9618 * 509-765-4127 Fax

GRANT COUNTY 
CONSERVATION DISTRICT

The Grant County Conservation Districts provide assistance to landowners and operators within the District boundaries. Their mission is to address local natural resource conservation issues by creating local working solutions through educating and serving District land occupiers in the voluntary implementation of Best Management Practices (BMPs).


Grant County Conservation District
1107 South Juniper Drive
Moses Lake, WA  98837
509-765-9618
509-765-4127 - Fax
Hours - Monday thru Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM closed Holidays

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The separate Grant County, Moses Lake and Warden conservation districts will soon become one district after a recent decision by the Washington State Conservation Commission.

The commission unanimously approved a petition made by the conservation districts to consolidate the three local districts during their Sept. 20 commission meeting.

The three districts have been working toward consolidation since January of this year. The new district will be known as the Grant County Conservation District.

According to a press release, the move to consolidate came after an analysis of each district's operations, goals and resources. Each district's supervisors then determined the most effective way to serve their constituents was to join forces with each other.

"The other 14 supervisors and I see great potential and growth as the new Grant County

Conservation District," said Boe Clausen, a Warden farmer and district supervisor.

According to Washington State Conservation Commission regional manager Bill Eller, the districts do not anticipate any reductions in their staff.

The consolidated district has a new business plan that will expand staff and funding sources to better develop their programs.

The number of volunteer supervisors on the new district's board will be reduced, from 15 to five, over the next four years. Each district currently has three elected supervisor positions and two state-appointed positions.

Current district supervisors will continue to serve until each position's term expires.

"With limited resources at the state level, all conservation districts are looking for ways to become more efficient while maintaining services for landowners," said Mark Clark, executive director of the commission.

The Washington State Secretary of State must issue a new certificate of organization, naming and describing the new consolidated conservation district to complete the process.


 
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