Conservation Corner

Apr 10

[ARCHIVED] Farm Team's 2019 By the Numbers

The original item was published from April 10, 2020 3:33 PM to April 10, 2020 3:48 PM

Waste Line ElectricPierce Conservation District (PCD) was able to secure 50% cost share funding through the WA State Conservation Commission’s Shellfish Program to replace a failing septic system on a farm approximately 1,000’ upstream from Vaughn Bay in Case Inlet. Vaughn Bay has been identified by the WA Department of Health as a shellfish growing area that does not meet health standards. A Shellfish Protection District formed by Pierce County (see RCW 90.72.045), of which PCD is a member, oversees the efforts to correct the problems created by nonpoint fecal pollution in this area. This project will be followed-up with ag best management practices slated to be installed on the farm in 2020 with Near Term Action funds from Pierce County Surface Water Management via WA Department of Health. These projects are part of a targeted approach to invest in improvements voluntarily installed by conservation districts and landowners that will build cumulative results for shellfish recovery.

Farm Team By the Numbers