KCCD Small Project Cost Share Program for 2020
ELLENSBURG, Wash. (July 9, 2020) – The Kittitas County Conservation District announces the Small Project Cost Share Program application period for 2020. Applications will be accepted from now until August 28, 2020. Past funded projects include irrigation systems improvement, fencing and livestock watering facilities. Successful applications will receive 50% reimbursement for costs of implementing their approved project, up to $4,000. Questions maybe directed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications are available here.
KCCD Hiring for Summer Crew
ELLENSBURG, Wash. (May 26, 2020) – The Kittitas County Conservation District is hiring a field crew for summer through the Veteran's Conservation Corps. There are 3 internship positions available and applicants must be a United States military veteran to be eligible. More information. . . .
KCCD Annual Plan of Work Submitted
ELLENSBURG, Wash. (May 26, 2020) – The Kittitas County Conservation District has submitted an annual plan of work for fiscal year 2021 (July 2020 to June 2021) to the Washington Conservation Commission. The Annual Plan of Work outlines the activities and goals of the conservation district for the next fiscal year by natural resource concerns. To view the Annual Plan of Work, click here.
April 17 Application Due Date Announced for Cost Share Program
ELLENSBURG, Wash. (March 17, 2020) – The Kittitas County Conservation District announces a April 17, 2020 application deadline for assistance with on-farm irrigation system improvements, livestock management practices (fences, watering facilities) and riparian and instream habitat. Funding is provided through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) of the USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS). More information. . . .
Soil Health Workshop Scheduled for February 20
ELLENSBURG, Wash. (February 10, 2020) – The Kittitas County Conservation District invites landowners and the public to a Soil Health Workshop on Thursday, February 20 in Ellensburg. Managing for soil health is one of the easiest and most effective ways for farmers to increase crop productivity and profitability while improving the environment. This workshop is an opportunity to learn through the visual demonstration “How Soil Functions”, followed by a discussion of soil health principles from noted regional expert, Marlon Winger (USDA NRCS). The workshop is scheduled for 10AM to 2PM at the Armory (Kittitas Valley Event Center). Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to Miranda at or 925-3352 ext. 201. More information here.
KCCD Notice of Re-Election of Incumbent and Cancellation of Poll Sites
ELLENSBURG, Wash. (January 17, 2020) – The Kittitas County Conservation District (KCCD) Board of Supervisors hereby informs the voting public that the incumbent, Matt Eslinger, has been re-elected to the currently open seat by reason of being the only person filing for the position by the filing deadline of January 14, 2020. Therefore, no poll site, absentee balloting or mail balloting will be performed on February 11, 2020, pursuant to WAC 135-110-370. For further information, please contact the District at 509-925-3352, ext. 1.
Big Bend Local Work Group Meeting Scheduled
ELLENSBURG, Wash. (January 2, 2020) – The Kittitas County Conservation District (KCCD) invites interested partners and landowners to the Big Bend Local Work Group information meeting on Friday January 10, 2020 at the USDA Service Center in Ephrata from 9:30 to 11:30. See flier for more information (English and Spanish).
KCCD Board of Supervisors 2020 Election Resolution Approved
ELLENSBURG, Wash. (December 12, 2019) – The Kittitas County Conservation District (KCCD) adopted resolution 2019-007 establishing the 2020 election and appointment procedures. The Election is scheduled for February 11, 2020. More information. . . .
KCCD Board of Supervisors 2020 Election Resolution
ELLENSBURG, Wash. (November 25, 2019) – The Kittitas County Conservation District (KCCD) intends to adopt a resolution establishing the 2020 election dates and election supervisor at their December 12, 2019 regular monthly meeting. More information. . . .
November 22 Application Due Date Announced for Cost Share Program
ELLENSBURG, Wash. (October 14, 2019) – The Kittitas County Conservation District announces a November 22, 2019 application deadline for assistance with on-farm irrigation system improvements, livestock management practices (fences, watering facilities) and riparian and instream habitat. Funding is provided through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) of the USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS). More information. . . .
Kittitas Fire Adapted Communities Interactive Map Available for Homeowners
ELLENSBURG, Wash. (August 23, 2019) – Starting this week, homeowners in Kittitas County can access information about their land and explore their wildfire preparedness through an on-line interactive website called the Kittitas Fire Adapted Communities map. This map includes information about past fires, forest health, and how to create and maintain defensible space. The site provides a personal fire plan and an opportunity to request a free consultation with trained staff from the Kittitas County Conservation District or the Washington Department of Natural Resources.
More information . . .
Application Cut-off Date for Healthy Forest Reserve Program Announced
ELLENSBURG, Wash. (August 19, 2019) – The Kittitas County Conservation District announces an October 31, 2019 application deadline to sign-up for the Healthy Forest Reserve Program (HFRP). Land enrolled in HFRP easements must be privately owned and restore, enhance or measurably increase the recovery of threatened or endangered species, improve biological diversity or increase carbon storage. More information . . .
Public Works Project Bid Opportunities
Notice to Contractors - Call for Bids
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that sealed bids will be received and publicly opened and read by the Kittitas County Conservation District (hereinafter the District), 2211 W Dolarway Rd, Ste 4, Ellensburg, Washington at 4:00 P.M. (local time), Thursday, February 27, 2020 for the following:
KCCD Building Improvements
The improvement for which bids will be received is described below:
The District Office Building Tenant Improvements Project includes modification of approximately 2,000 square feet of commercial office space to include two ADA compliant restrooms, a conference room, an ADP room, and several offices, and the creation of a three-space fenced parking area within the existing parking lot.
The State of Washington prevailing wage rates are applicable for this public works project located in Kittitas County.
Electronic Bid Documents can be downloaded here. Informational copies of the Documents are on file for inspection at the District office in Ellensburg, Washington, 2211 W Dolarway Rd, Ste 4, (509) 925-3352.
Pre-Bid Walk through: A MANDATORY pre bid walk through of at least 30 minutes at the District office (2211 W Dolarway Road, Ellensburg WA 98926) must be scheduled on or before 5:00 PM February 21, 2020 by all bidders. Call Anna at 925-3352 ext. 207 to schedule a time.
Publish: This solicitation for bids shall be advertised in the Ellensburg Daily Record on or about February 13, 2020 and February 19, 2020
Personal and Professional Services Request for Proposals
None at this time