What We Do
WACD, through the work of its leadership, professional staff and members, provides support to Washington State’s 45 conservation districts.
WACD works with partners and members to value and preserve the state's agricultural resources.Learn More
Conservation districts around the state provide technical and financial assistance to forest landowners.Learn More
WACD supports efforts to protect Washington's water resources for multiple benefits.Learn More
Enhancing critical habitat for our state's diverse wildlife is an important focus of conservation district work.Learn More
Providing technical and financial assistance to urban/suburban residents is a high priority for many conservation districts.Learn More
WACD is committed to partnering with tribes and NGOs.Learn More
A five-student team from Garfield-Palouse High School has clinched first place in the Washington State Envirothon Competition and will be competing at the national level at the end of July. The environmental education competition, which takes place each spring, invites students in ninth through 12th grades to test their knowledge of ecology-based subjects of aquatic… [...]Continue Reading
OLYMPIA–Getting kids outside to explore parks and other wild places will be a bit easier this year thanks to $4.5 million in grants according to Gov. Jay Inslee. Awarded by the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission, the No Child Left Inside grants focus on programs that expand outdoor education and recreation opportunities to under-resourced communities… [...]Continue Reading
SPOKANE, Wash. — Washington Governor Jay Inslee announced $4.5 million in grant funding to get kids to explore the region’s parks and outdoor areas. The ‘No Child Left Inside’ grants aim to improve outdoor education and recreation opportunities to under-served communities across the state. “Kids need to get outside–for their physical, mental and spiritual health,”… [...]Continue Reading
People are the key to conservation district success, whether serving as officials on district boards of directors or volunteering in a river cleanup. Local people offer extensive expertise and personal interest regarding the best ways to take care of their own natural resources. This effective management of natural resources at the local level reduces the need for outside intervention and regulation.
Supervisors are the volunteer public officials overseeing the work of each district and identifying local natural resources needs as well as priorities in their communities.
Districts need help with everything from planting seedlings in wetland restoration projects to filing in the office. Contact your district to let them know you are willing to help.
You can improve your corner of the world by composting food scraps and lawn clippings in your backyard, conserving green areas in your urban neighborhood. Ask your district for assistance.