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.


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 April 9th.
• Temporarily suspending our soil health and equipment rental programs until April 9th.
• 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!
• Compiling a buyer’s guide for local residents to purchase food products directly from local farms – this will be shared via social media, website, and newsletter by next week.

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/

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