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.
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.