Hillsboro, Oregon June 17, 2013 – When it comes to pollinators, Washington county farmers are creating habitat to boost their populations and harness these critters’ value. With National Pollinator Week beginning today, USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service and Tualatin Soil and Water Conservation District is using the opportunity to promote native pollinators like bees. Pollinators …[Read More]
In the 45 days leading up to World Environment Day, the Intertwine Alliance is recognizing achievements in conservation throughout Washington County, including our recent success in the ECREP and VEGBACC programs. The original article is located on their website and has been included as a photo here for posterity. Enjoy!
The Tualatin Soil and Water Conservation District is hiring a Restoration Program Technician. Summary: The District’s Restoration Program (Program) is aimed at restoring stream buffers in agriculture areas in the Tualatin Basin. The Restoration Program Technician’s job is to assist with implementation of the program. Duties include, but are not limited to, inventory and …[Read More]
22,737 lbs of agricultural pesticide waste was collected at our first Washington County Pesticide Roundup on December 1, 2012. Forty-one participants from Washington, Clackamas, and Marion Counties took advantage of this opportunity for FREE disposal of their unused, old, restricted or damaged pesticides.
Rural Living Field Day was offered at Echo Glen Farms in our very own Washington County this year! This annual tri-county event was put on through a partnership with West Multnomah and Columbia County Soil and Water Conservation Districts. Please read all about the event in this article in the Hillsboro Argus, located here. Many …[Read More]
John was presented with the “Sustained Superior Performance” award recognizing his many years of service to the Oregon Association of Conservation Districts (OACD). This award was given to him at the Oregon Association of Conservation Districts convention on November 8, 2011 in Sunriver. Congratulations John!!!
The Tualatin Soil and Water Conservation District received an award from the Oregon Association of Conservation Districts (OACD) for the outstanding appeal and easy access of information from our home page. This award was given to the District on November 8, 2011 during the OACD convention in Sunriver. We are very proud of our website!
Jayne of KUIK radio 1360 AM interviewed Director and Board Chair, John McDonald, on December 1, 2011. John discussed the role of the Tualatin SWCD in solving natural resources issues in Washington County. He emphasized that landowners who enroll in conservation programs are not only able to contribute to watershed restoration efforts, but they are …[Read More]
The Ecosystem Services role of the Enhanced Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (ECREP) is featured in this article and video by Climate Solutions. The Tualatin SWCD implements the ECREP program to help rural landowners establish native trees and shrubs along streams to improve and protect stream banks and water quality throughout the Tualatin River Watershed. Clean Water …[Read More]