POCD can provide technical assistance and in many cases, financial assistance with on-the-ground projects, to assist with issues, such as:
- Farm planning
- Forest management and road maintenance
- Native trees & shrub establishment
- Stream bank stabilization and enhancement
- Soil improvements and composting
- Storm water run-off and erosion control
- Assist landowner with agency permitting requirements
- Natural resource education at schools in Pend Oreille County
- Invasive weed management
- Farm and forestland preservation
- Environmental monitoring
- Clean-up events
- Potential funding for engineered project designs
ADDRESSING LOCAL NEEDS
POCD is supervised by a volunteer five-member board. The Board of Supervisors is composed of local citizens, farmers, and forest landowners who volunteer their time to guide the efforts of the district. Each month the board meets to discuss current projects and issues, providing guidance and direction for the district staff. Board meetings are open to the public and held on the second Thursday of each month beginning at 9:30 am at the POCD office 121 N. Washington Avenue, Newport, Washington. There will not be any board meetings held in July and August as this is harvest season and our Board Members are busy working their land.
OUTREACH AND EDUCATION
POCD works with several local school and partnering agencies to assist and promote natural resource education to children. POCD also hosts and helps with a variety of educational seminars targeted for adults in the areas of livestock management, invasive weed management, soil testing and improvements, forestry management, and much more. POCD frequently writes informational articles in local newspapers and publications to help provide resources and announce events.
FACILIATION OF STAKEHOLDER GROUPS
POCD has the resources available to facilitate/coordinate with landowners and agencies to assist with the concerns and/or issues regarding natural resource information and activities.
HOW CAN WE HELP YOU
Pend Oreille Conservation District is interested in protecting soil, water and other natural resources by working with volunteer landowners in site planning and project implementation. Landowners who would like assistance planning or implementing any natural resource project that will benefit our natural resources, please contact the Pend Oreille Conservation District for technical services and in many situations, financial assistance 509-447-1155 or stop by the office at 121 N. Washington Ave in Newport.