In recent years, watershed studies and water quality assessments have revealed that farm operations can be significant contributors of non-point source pollution to the surface waters of Pierce County if not managed properly. Through a planned approach using Best Management Practices (BMPs), non-point pollution can greatly be reduced. Conservation planning provides the landowner with useful guidance on pasture rotation, fencing design, gutters and downspouts and waste storage designs. In some cases the District is able to provide some financial assistance to landowners implementing best management practices.
To obtain assistance in making improvements for your farm, contact Rene' Skaggs (east Pierce County) or Sofia Gidlund (Gig Harbor and Islands) at 253-845-9770.
We want to hear from you! What workshop topics would be most helpful to you? Are there particular farms or issues that you would like to tour? Please email email@example.com to tell us what workshops and events you would like to see the Pierce Conservation District offer.
The AgCOI is a community-based collaboration actively focused on supporting an economically-viable and environmentally-sustainable agricultural community in the Puyallup Watershed and greater Pierce County.
Pierce Conservation District, with support from the USDA and in partnership with NW SEED, is now offering Technical & Financial Assistance for farmers and rural business owners to implement energy efficiency and renewable energy projects on their property.