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Welcome to the Skagit Conservation District



Most people agree that conservation works best when people who live and work in an area learn to take care of their own natural resources. As legal sub-divisions of Washington State government, conservation districts are self-governed by a five-member volunteer board that establishes local priorities and sets policy. The Skagit Conservation District (SCD) Board is composed of local farmers, landowners, and concerned citizens and is dedicated to maintaining Skagit County's renewable natural resources.

The SCD's mission is to provide voluntary, incentive based options that support working landscapes while protecting and enhancing our natural resources.  Its priorities and goals include:

  • Protection and improvement of surface and groundwater quality
  • Watershed planning and implementation
  • Riparian restoration and enhancement
  • Forest stewardship
  • Community wildfire prevention & protection
  • Fish and wildlife habitat enhancement
  • Conservation education

These goals are met through SCD's extensive technical assistance and public outreach programs. SCD's volunteer board of supervisors, guides and administers the SCD's programs to provide education and on-the-ground assistance to our cooperators. SCD staff works with private partners, local, state and federal government agencies, agricultural and environmental organizations, and other conservation districts. The SCD is funded through grants, an annual native plant sale, and state general fund money requiring a dollar-for-dollar match.


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Skagit Conservation District (SCD) Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 in the 1st Floor Conference Room, 2021 East College Way, Mount Vernon, at 10:00 am. The purpose of the meeting is to provide the public an opportunity to ask questions and provide recommendations for the proposed Rates and Charges Assessment to be presented to the County Commissioners for consideration. The flyer pictured below describes the intended use of the assessment.  Please contact SCD at 360-428-4313 for additional information.

For citizens with special needs, the 1st floor conference room is accessible. Persons with special needs or disabilities are asked to call the Conservation District's Office at 360-428-4313 at least 4 days before the hearing to discuss, arrange, or request any needed accommodations.  Please contact Cindy or Sheri at 360-428-4313 or

Transmitted to the Skagit Valley Herald on July 5, 2018

To be published TWICE as a legal announcement on July 10 and 17, 2018




Contact us at (360) 428-4313 or email

Office Hours:  8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday except for federal holidays (exception:  Columbus Day) and the Friday after Thanksgiving.  (The office is occasionally closed due to inclement weather or for special meetings.  If it is, there will be a message on our voice mail.  Please call 360-428-4313 to confirm that we are open.)


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