Our Mission

Thurston Conservation District, a non-regulatory agency, strives to conserve and sustain the beneficial use and protection of local natural resources through partnerships with the County’s rural, agricultural, and urban communities, as well as local, state, federal, and tribal agencies.

Announcements

Thurston Conservation District’s Community Wellness Response

Thurston Conservation District is committed to doing our part for our community and the wellness of our employees, board of supervisors, and volunteers. Community response actions we are taking include:

• Physical office will remain closed until May 4th.
• Our staff is working remotely and checking voicemails and responding to emails daily.
• Offering remote technical assistance! Have questions about how to get your garden ready for spring? Interested in learning more about conservation planning? We would love to hear from you!
• Our Soil Testing Analysis Program is re-open with some changes that will help contribute to our communities wellness. Check out our Soil Testing Analysis webpage to learn more
• The Equipment Rental Program was temporarily suspended on March 18th and staff are currently working to transition the program to meet social distancing requirements and keep our connections and employees safe. Stay tuned for updates about the return of this services!
We appreciate your patience and understanding as we transition through these changes. We look forward to continuing to serve you and contribute to the health and wellbeing of our wonderful community.

We appreciate your patience and understanding as we transition through these changes. We look forward to continuing to serve you and contribute to the health and wellbeing of our wonderful community.

Questions? Contact Sarah Moorehead, smoorehead@thurstoncd.com

Cancelled Events Through April 2020

Cancelled events include:
– Thurston Waterway Community Meetings on March 17th, March 26th, and April 2nd. These events will be rescheduled.
– Earth Day Work Party on April 18th. This event will be rescheduled.
– South Puget Sound Regional Envirothon on April 23rd
 
We will reassess the safety of holding public events after April.

Regular Board Meetings

UPDATE: Due to Governor Inslee’s Stay Home, Stay Healthy Order, there will not be a physical meeting space provided for this meeting (as allowed by the March 24th, 2020 Proclamation by the Governor Amending Proclamation 20-05: 20-28 Open Public Meetings Act and Public Records Act). You can join the meeting using the above link or by calling the number and using the meeting access code. Materials are provided on the Board Meeting Materials page of our website: https://www.thurstoncd.com/board-meeting-materials/

April 9th Work Session (3-5)

Due to the increase of concerns surrounding the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) virus, Thurston Conservation District is taking pre-cautionary measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 by conducting its regular scheduled business meeting via public online forum.Please join the meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone. https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/305091677 , You can also dial in using your phone. United States: +1 (571) 317-3112

In addition, you can participate, observe the meeting in person the Thurston Conservation District Office (2918 Ferguson St SW, Suite A, Tumwater 98512). We ask that individuals who attend in person adhere to social distancing protocol as recommended by the health department.

 

April 23rd Board Meeting

Due to the increase of concerns surrounding the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) virus, Thurston Conservation District is taking pre-cautionary measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 by conducting its regular scheduled business meeting via public online forum. Please join the meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone. https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/305091677. You can also dial in using your phone. United States: +1 (571) 317-3112. In addition, you can participate, observe and give testimony during the meeting in person the Thurston Conservation District Office (2918 Ferguson St SW, Suite A, Tumwater 98512). We ask that individuals who attend in person adhere to social distancing protocol as recommended by the health department.

For any questions, please contact: Sarah Moorehead, Executive Director – smoorehead@thurstoncd.com or 360.999.0078

Agendas and Board Packet materials will be posted on the website when available.

Questions? Contact Sarah Moorehead, smoorehead@thurstoncd.com

Board Meeting Materials

Board Meeting Materials – Meeting Agendas, Board Meeting Packets, audio recordings of meetings, Approved Meeting Minutes


Programs & Services