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Voluntary Stewardship Program: Going Strong!

With the approval of the Walla Walla VSP Work Plan in November 2017, the District is moving forward on implementing the plan. VSP is a voluntary alternative to regulation under the Critical Areas Ordinance.  The new Work Plan sets forth a process to demonstrate that the critical areas on ag. ground are already being protected through voluntary conservation measures.  These are things most farmers and ranchers are currently doing, like no-till and protecting riparian buffers. Progress is reported at 5-year intervals. And the stakes are high: if we can’t demonstrate that area farmers and ranchers are protecting critical areas, then ag. will be regulated under the strict requirements of the Critical Areas Ordinance. To learn more, contact the District office and check out the VSP webpage here.


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Walla Walla, Mill Creek, and Coppei Geomorphic Assessment

A geomorphic assessment was conducted in May of 2010 on the Walla Walla River downstream from the Frog Hollow Road Bridge, Mill Creek downstream of the Wickersham Bridge, and Coppei Creek downstream of McCown Road.  The focus of the assessment was channel, vegetation, and floodplain c
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“Special Meeting” October 9th

The regular October board meeting is a Special Meeting and will be held at 5 p.m. on October 9th,  2018.  The Oct. 9, 2018 agenda includes discussion of the upcoming SE Area meeting and an update from NRCS. The Open Public Meetings Act requires the district to inform the public whenev
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Special Meeting June 4th

The regular June board meeting is a Special Meeting and will be held at 5 p.m. on June 4th, 2018.  The June 2018 agenda  includes rotation of the board and approval of new projects. The Open Public Meetings Act requires the district to inform the public whenever the board of superviso
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