ABOUT US >

The mission of the Pend Oreille Conservation District is to protect and enhance all natural resources including, but not limited to, air, soil, forest, wildlife, water, and land in the district through education, partnerships, and implementation using best management practices and financial/technical assistance. Read more on our About Us page!

Mailing Address:

   PO Box 465

   Newport, WA 99156

Office Location:

   121 N Washington Ave

   Newport, WA 99156

(Entrance is located at the rear of building, behind Frontier Title & Escrow.) 

Email Address: 

davidm@pocd.org

 

Phone:

Office   (509)447-1155

​​​Mobile  (509)671-0659

Office Hours: 

   Monday            7am-3pm

   Tuesday            7am-3pm

   Wednesday      7am-3pm

   Thursday          7am-3pm

   Friday                7am-3pm

Background

Water quality is threatened or impaired in over 1,500 miles of Washington’s rivers and streams. Assessments of these waters have identified several pollutants associated with land use activities, including pesticides, nutrients, fecal coliform, and Escherichia Coli (E. Coli). With assistance from conservation districts, landowners and farmers can implement practices that prevent these pollutants from reaching our waters.

 

 

Program Overview

This legislative appropriation is provided for grants to complete natural resource enhancement projects necessary to improve water quality in non-shellfish growing areas. The program uses state capital funding to put projects on the ground.

 

How it Works

Each of the 45 conservation districts in Washington state enter projects into the SCC Conservation Data Practice System (CDPS) in priority order. When state funding is allocated to the SCC, our staff pulls funding reports out of the CPDS database to decide project allocations.