Sep 28

PCD Welcomes a New Farm Resource Specialist

Posted on September 28, 2022 at 4:24 PM by Camila Matamala-Ost

Sarah Lemon with Dahli, one of Carnation Farms Finn sheep.
Sarah Lemon with Dahli, one of Carnation Farms Finn sheep.

We are excited to announce that Sarah Lemon has joined the PCD team as a Farm Resource Specialist! She will be focusing on the Puyallup Watershed.  

Sarah joins the team after several years of full-time livestock farming, most recently at Carnation Farms in Carnation, WA.  

Sarah brings expertise in soil science, small-scale livestock production, agricultural policy, and poultry processing.  Her background includes a BS in geology from Colgate, an MS in geophysics from the University of Wisconsin, and a recent Graduate Certificate in Food Policy and Sustainability Leadership from Arizona State University.  

Outside the office Sarah can be found working sheep for fun, dancing, and getting to know her new Pacific Northwest home.   

We are excited to welcome Sarah to the team and hope you’ll bump into her in the office or at one of our events!  

Apr 27

Second Deadline for Farm Financial Assistance Program Announced

Posted on April 27, 2022 at 4:45 PM by Camila Matamala-Ost

A row of flowers next to a row of kale at Franklin Pierce FarmsPUYALLUP, Wash. (March 31, 2022) - The Pierce Conservation District recently announced a second application deadline of Thursday, June 16, 2022, for assistance to implement on-farm improvements in the Puyallup and Nisqually watersheds through its Regional Conservation Partnership Program. 

This is the fifth sign-up for this five-year program, which has a total of $700,000 in financial assistance to implement practices, of which $309,000 is available for contracting.

USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service LogoThis project is made possible through a partnership agreement with USDA-NRCS Washington through the Regional Conservation Partnership Program, which is funded through the Farm Bill. USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender. 

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Nov 23

Farm Financial Assistance Due Date Announced

Posted on November 23, 2021 at 9:05 AM by Camila Matamala-Ost

Rotational Grazing Pic

Final application due date announced for financial assistance program


Blue, green and black logo: National Resource Conservation Commision, U.S. Department of Agriculture This project is made possible through a partnership agreement with USDA-NRCS Washington through the Regional Conservation Partnership Program, which is funded through the Farm Bill. USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender.

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