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Welcome to the winter edition of the Foster Creek Conservation District newsletter! We have program updates, water quality tips, new staff members and other news to share with you. If you want the full stories, make sure to click on the hyperlinks in each section.

Happy New Year! We look forward to working with everyone in 2017.

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Winter Water Quality Tip:

Rock salt, also known as sodium chloride or just NACL, is readily available, effective at warmer temperatures and cheap, but when it builds up from repeated use or overuse in winter, it can be quite harmful to metal, concrete, animals, plants and waterways.

Try using alternative de-icers!

Alternative De-icers

Check out more winter conservation tips here!

Riparian Restoration

Restoration is being planned for Deep Creek, West Foster Creek and Fiddle Creek.


Direct Seed Program

Are you a dryland producer interested in implementing direct seed systems on previously conventionally tilled ground?


Voluntary Stewardship Program (VSP)

VSP in Douglas County is well underway, but we're still welcoming participation! Meetings monthly, 1pm at the Waterville Courthouse. Next meeting dates: Monday March 6th, Wednesday April 5th


Native Plant Stewardship Course

FCCD will present at a Native Plant Stewardship Course this Spring.  The course, “Conserving and Restoring Shrub-steppe Habitats”, is hosted by the Wenatchee Chapter of the Washington Native Plant Society. Though it is a member-only course, anyone can become a member at any time! For more information, check out the flier on our web page, or contact Jim Evans at 206-678-8914 or by email.

Biological Weed Control

Do you have Dalmatian toadflax, Canada thistle or diffuse knapweed on your property? It's time to start planning your attack on those noxious weeds!

We are now taking orders for the 2017 biological weed control season.



Darlene is tackling the massive workload of Financial Administrative Assistant.
Aaron is a Natural Resource Specialist leading the Voluntary Stewardship Program for Douglas County.
Olivia is our newest Natural Resource Specialist and is also our Education and Outreach Coordinator.
Read More about Darlene, Aaron and Olivia


Thinking of putting in a well? An October 2016 Washington State Supreme Court case may effect you.
Easier land transfer to the next generation - USDA.
Water conservation gardening program at Waterville Library Feb. 21 from 6:00-7:00 pm.
The National Association of Conservation Districts has 2017 poster and photo contests you should check out!
Cascadia Conservation District is still accepting orders for their native plant sale. Get yours in before March 1st!


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