Editor’s Note: The following press release from Pierce County may be of great interest to many Mountain News readers. The Pierce Conservation District needs a new volunteer board member.
The Puyallup-based Pierce Conservation District (PCD) is a quasi-governmental agency that supports environmental projects in our area and it is very active in community education.
Children in the Graham-Kapowsin Community Council’s Eco-System Explorers Club have actively participated in the PCD’s salmon restoration projects in South Hill and Puyallup, and local ranchers have benefited from the PCD’s mobile butchering facilities.
In fact, a PCD official came to the last Graham Self-Reliant Community meeting to talk about capturing rain water from our roofs and storing it in cisterns and rain barrels.
News Release, www.piercecountywa.org
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, July 27, 2011
The board of supervisors of the Pierce Conservation District has set a Wednesday, Aug. 31 deadline for applications to fill a vacant seat on the board.
The board will interview candidates and make the appointment at its regular meeting on Sept. 6 to fill the unexpired term of Supervisor Dave Seabrook, who resigned earlier this week. The term ends in May of 2013. If the appointee wishes to continue in the seat, he or she must stand for election in February of 2013.
Candidates must be farmers or landowners in Pierce County. According to board chair Jeanette Dorner, the board is particularly interested in finding candidates who have knowledge and interest in local food and farming, financial management experience and the time to make a significant contribution to the district. Board members are unpaid and hold regular meetings once a month.
Application forms may be obtained at the district office, 5430 66th Ave., Puyallup 98371. The conservation district provides technical and financial assistance to local farmers adopting environmentally sensitive farming practices, and promotes the conservation of local natural resources, including stream restoration and habitat protection.
More information about the district is available on its website at www.piercecountycd.org.
For further information, contact interim director and financial administrator Selena Corwin at 253-845-9770 ext. 101 or email her at email@example.com .
Selena Corwin, (253) 845-9770 ext. 101, Pierce Conservation District
Hunter George, Pierce County Communications director
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