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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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The Gardena North 2800 Gets Underway

Work has commenced on the Gardena North 2800, so named because it consists of 2,800 feet of piping and is part of the Gardena North Lateral project. The complete project will replace the present Gardena Farms Irrigation District #13 (GFID) open north canal with a closed gravity-fed pi
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Ground Breaking Ceremony Held

A ground breaking ceremony was held on July 19th for the Bergevin-Williams/Old Lowden (BW/OL) diversion and pipeline at the diversion site. This ambitious project will eliminate two gravel push up dams that impede fish migration, replacing them with a state-of-the-art self-cleaning fi
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Todd Kimball to Serve Three Year Term as WWCCD Supervisor

The Walla Walla County Conservation District held its 2012 Annual Meeting and Supervisor Election on Thursday, January 26th, 2012, at the Walla Walla Regional Airport in the Blue Mountain Community Meeting Room. Todd Kimball is a veteran Board member who has served Walla Walla County
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