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Check our calendar regularly to find events we’re hosting or participating in, community partner events, and our regular public board meetings. To learn more about posted events, RSVP to a TCD hosted event, or have your event added to our calendar, contact: Nora Carman-White, or 360-999-3727.

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Upcoming Events

Rates & Charges Public Hearing

TCD’s Board of Supervisors will hold a Public Hearing to accept and consider public comment on the proposed ordinance to pursue rates and charges for 2025-2034. The hearing will be open to the public and an opportunity to share your comments, ask questions, and get to know TCD.

Date: May 22, 2024
Time: 6 – 8 PM
Location: Thurston Conservation District, 582 Tilley Ct SE, Suite 152 Tumwater, WA 98501
Zoom attendance with the following link:

Written public comment received by 4:30pm on May 24th will also be shared with our Board and should either be mailed to the TCD office (582 Tilley Ct SE, Suite 152, Tumwater WA, 98501) or emailed to

Learn more about Rates & Charges here.

The Role of Riparian Buffers on our Landscape + Q&A

Riparian buffers are strips or blocks of vegetation planted next to streams or other waterbodies. Tune in to this webinar to learn more about the role of riparian buffers on the landscape and in our watersheds. Hear from our team about the benefit of including native plants along your streamside areas and learn more about the programs, guidance, and financial assistance TCD offers to support community members to manage their streamside areas.

Date: June 5, 2024
Time: 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Location: Zoom

Register Here

Grant Assistance Pt. 1: Filling out your FSA Paperwork

Have you been interested in applying for grant funding through the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)? Has the initial paperwork felt really overwhelming? Join us with staff from the Farm Service Agency (FSA), who processes your initial paperwork in order to submit an application, to learn about the next steps and processes. This workshop is timed to give you lots of lead time prior to NRCS’s next application ranking period. We will go over how to fill that out and have time set aside to do so in-person that evening. Feel free to bring your laptop/tablet to work together.

Date: June 11, 2024
Time: 6 – 8 pm
Location: Thurston Conservation District Conference Room
582 Tilley Ct SE, Suite 152 Tumwater, WA 98501

This paperwork is necessary when applying for Environmental Quality Incentive Program (EQIP) and Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) funds which can help initiate and maintain Best Management Practices such as cross fencing, manure management, pasture renovation and much more.

This will be the first in a series of grant assistance workshops we hold in 2024.

Register Here

Silvopasture Field Walk at Colvin Ranch

Join the Southwest WA Grazing Association for an evening pasture walk at Colvin Ranch. We’ll be looking at a pasture that is being transitioned to silvopasture as we discuss what that means, how that can be achieved, and the benefits of silvopasture. We’ll also touch on how this practice can support wildlife habitat on working farms and the intersection with home fire safety as we approach the hot season.

Date: June 12, 2024
Time: 5 – 7 pm
Location: Colvin Ranch
16816 Old Highway 99 SE, Tenino, WA 98589
Parking at main house visible from hwy

Register Here

Online Workshop Recordings

All past online workshop recordings can now be found on our website in our Resource Library here.


Interested in learning more about our Education & Outreach Department and how you can get involved with TCD? Check out the podcast episode below.


Have a workshop suggestion or question about our upcoming programming?


Nora Carman-White
Communications & Education Manager

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