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KCCD Announces 2021 Small Project Cost Share Program

ELLENSBURG, Wash. (July 9, 2021) – The Kittitas County Conservation District is once again accepting applications for the Small Projects Cost Share Program. Applications will be accepted until 4:30 p.m. August 27, 2021. Applicants will be contacted to schedule a site visit after the application date and before Wednesday, September 8th. The KCCD Board of Supervisors will consider all applications at their Thursday September 9th meeting. Interested landowners are encouraged to contact the District at 509-925-3352 ext. 5 or 2211 W. Dolarway Road, Suite 4, Ellensburg.  More information here. . . .

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KCCD Announces Extension to April 15 for CSP Classic Applications

ELLENSBURG, Wash. (April 2, 2021) – The Kittitas County Conservation District (KCCD) announces an extension of the deadline for Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) classic applications to April 15, 2021. KCCD will continue to accept applications from interested farmers, ranchers or landowners who are encouraged to contact the District at 509-925-3352 or 2211 W. Dolarway Road, Suite 4, Ellensburg.  More information here. . . .

KCCD Announces April 5 Due Date for CSP Applications

ELLENSBURG, Wash. (March 5, 2021) – The Kittitas County Conservation District (KCCD) announces April 5 as the deadline for Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) classic applications. KCCD is accepting applications immediately. Interested farmers, ranchers or landowners should contact the District at 509-925-3352 or 2211 W. Dolarway Road, Suite 4, Ellensburg. More information here. . . .

Notice of Expiring Position

ELLENSBURG, Wash. (December 11, 2020) – The Kittitas County Conservation District (KCCD) announces an opportunity to contribute to conservation and your community by serving on the KCCD Board of Supervisors. Supervisors are public officials who direct the activities of the conservation district and serve without compensation. The Board is made up of five members, three of which are elected locally while the other two are appointed by the Washington State Conservation Commission. Two of the three elected positions must be landowners/operators.  One elected position expires in 2021.

  • Individuals interested in the elected position must submit a Candidate Information Form to the KCCD office (2211 W Dolarway Road, Ste 4, Ellensburg) by 4:30 PM on Tuesday, January 12, 2021. The candidate information form is available on the KCCD website or by contacting the KCCD at 925-3352 or 2211 W. Dolarway Rd, Suite 4, Ellensburg. The election is scheduled for February 9, 2021 and will be a mail-in election to protect voters, candidates, District staff, and polling officers in the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • The KCCD is a political sub-division of the state with over a 75-year history of serving the landowners, land managers and the general public in Kittitas County. The Board of Supervisors completes long range and annual plans that direct natural resource priorities and activities.  The Board meets at least monthly, to implement both plans and direct a staff of eight.  For more information about the KCCD, please visit www.kccd.net.

 

To be printed in Daily Record’s December 15, 2020 edition and the December 29, 2020 editions and Northern Kittitas County Tribune December 17, 2020 edition.

2021 Board of Supervisors Election Notice

ELLENSBURG, Wash. (December 11, 2020) – Election Resolution #2020-005 of the Kittitas County Conservation District Board of Supervisors was adopted on December 10, 2020 setting a mail-in only election for an open position on the District Board of Supervisors. The election date is Tuesday, February 9, 2021. The Election Resolution is available for review at https://www.kccd.net/elections.

Interested candidates must be registered voters who reside within the boundaries of the District (all unincorporated areas of Kittitas County and the cities of Cle Elum and Roslyn).  The deadline for candidates to file their candidate required information is 4:30 PM, Tuesday, January 12, 2021.  Interested candidates must file their candidate required information at the following location: 2211 W Dolarway Road, Suite 4, Ellensburg WA 98926.

Eligible voters are registered voters who reside within the boundaries of the District. The last day and time that voters can request ballots be mailed to them from the District is 4:30 PM, January 19, 2021.  Ballots can be requested from the Kittitas County Conservation District by calling 925-3352 ext. 201 or visiting https://www.kccd.net/elections for a link to an on-line form. Between January 20 and February 9, ballots may continue to be requested but only in person at the District office (2211 W Dolarway Road Suite 4, Ellensburg) during business hours (8 AM to 4:30 PM Mon-Fri). Voters making in-person requests must wear a face covering.

To be counted, ballots returned by mail must be post-marked no later than Election Day, February 9, 2021.  Ballots returned by other means must be returned to 2211 W Dolarway Road, Suite 4, Ellensburg WA 98926 no later than 4:30 PM on Election Day, February 9, 2021. The first ballot count will occur by 4:30 PM Wednesday, February 10, 2021. A final count of any additional eligible ballots received by mail will occur on Tuesday, February 23, 2021. 

 

Elections Officer: Anna Lael, 2211 W. Dolarway Rd, Suite 4, Ellensburg, WA 98926, phone (509) 925-3352, ext. 7.

To be printed in Daily Record’s December 15, 2020 edition and the December 29, 2020 editions and Northern Kittitas County Tribune December 17, 2020 edition.

November 20, 2020 Application Due Date Announced for RCPP Cost Share Program

ELLENSBURG, Wash. (September 28, 2020) – The Kittitas County Conservation District announces a November 20, 2020 application deadline for the “Yakima Integrated Plan - Toppenish To Teanaway” Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) project. The project can provide 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 here.

KCCD Offers Home Site Assessments and Fall 2020 Chipping Services

ELLENSBURG, Wash. (September 28, 2020) – Fall is a great time to improve your defensible space around your home. The Kittitas County Conservation District is offering free home site assessments for landowners in Kittitas County. Homeowners who complete a defensible space consultation are eligible to have woody material chipped. Piles including natural vegetation (limbs, small trees, brush all less than 6" in diameter) will be chipped during the last two weeks of October. More information is available here.

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 mark-crowley@conservewa.netApplications 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 m-nash@conservewa.net 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).