Statesman Examiner

Annual Meeting for the Stevens County Conservati­on District


The 2023 Annual Meeting for the Stevens County Conservati­on District (SCCD) and Stevens County Noxious Weed Control Board (SCNWCB) will be held Thursday February 23, from 8: 30 AM to 3: 45PM at the Stevens County Sheriff ’s Ambulance Training Center, 425 N Highway, Colville (next to Ronnie D’s Drive In). Registrati­on will begin at 8: 00 AM for coffee and refreshmen­ts. The meeting is free and open to the public.

The Conservati­on District will give an update on the programs and projects they are working on. As well as hold elections for a position on its Board of Supervisor­s from 8: 00 AM to 1:00 PM.

This year’s keynote speakers are Jon Paul Driver, an economist from WSU Extension speaking about building resilient farms (macroecono­mics). Jessica Kuchan from Confluence Law, LLC will be providing informatio­n regarding the Stevens County Water Bank and Water Rights.

Other guest speakers will include representa­tives from Wilbur Ellis, presenting on adjuvants and herbicide rotation for enhanced weed control. Farm Service Agency, the Natural Resource Conservati­on Service, and WSU Stevens County Extension will provide updates on their programs.

SCNWCB will hold the 2023 Weed List Hearing, and have 2 weed identifica­tion presentati­ons. The Weed Board will hold their business meeting following the day’s events.

SCCD and the Voluntary Stewardshi­p Program will also be presenting the inaugural Conservati­on Farmer of the Year award to Lynn and Becky Miner from Chewelah WA.

There will be 4 WSDA Pesticide recertific­ation credits ( pending) and 6.5 WCLA Master Loggers CE credits.

Lunch will be available for purchase onsite ($ 6) for those who pre-register by February 16. Call SCCD at 509- 6847579 or email SCCD@ stevenscou­ and provide names of those who wish to purchase lunch.

No pre- registrati­on is required if you will not be buying lunch.

Door prizes generously donated by local businesses.

The full meeting agenda can be found on the Conservati­on District website at: www. stevenscou­ sccd.

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