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Agency finds Petaluma groundwater clean, cheap

CALIFORNIA, Sonoma RCD — As Petaluma’s new groundwater regulatory agency turns one, there is good news for residents living in the Petaluma groundwater basin. Preliminary tests show the basin is relatively healthy…The agency’s $470,000 annual budget comes from contributions from the city of Petaluma, Sonoma County, the water agency, North Bay Water District and Sonoma Resource Conservation District. 7 ord igjen

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How a family’s coveted land became a working forest

WASHINGTON, Snohomish CD — The New family knew nothing about forestry.  Now they’ve been named the state’s top tree farmers.

The family also restored fish habitat along a tributary of Pilchuck Creek. 48 ord igjen

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Tanana Valley State Fair puts gardening prowess on display

ALASKA, Fairbanks SWCD — The winner of the Giant Cabbage Weigh-In, sponsored by the Fairbanks Soil and Water Conservation District, will take home $500 thanks to the Alaska Farm Bureau Fairbanks Chapter. 44 ord igjen

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6th Annual Guam Educators Symposium on Conservation

GUAM, Guam Soil and Water Conservation Districts — Education is underway once again: At the end of the month, the Guam Soil and Water Conservation Districts will hold the 6th Annual Educators Symposium on Conservation at UOG [ 24 ord igjen

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CreekSpeak examines Giant Reed in area waterways

CALIFORNIA, Yolo County RCD — CreekSpeak, Putah Creek Council’s six-month series of community talks about the nature, culture, and history of our region, dives into local plant issues on Thursday…with “Giant Reed: A Growing Problem in Our Creeks.”  Yolo County Resource Conservation District Executive Director Heather Nichols and Project Manager Tanya Meyer will be our speakers. 31 ord igjen

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An introduction to agriculture

OREGON, Malheur County SWCD — “We’re hoping to give kids an introduction to agriculture, to make it familiar,” Shock said.  But part of what the Experiment Station Field Day was trying to achieve with the youth that visited was in helping shape a better-educated populace, Shock said. 34 ord igjen

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Washington AgForestry Foundation seeks more farmers

WASHINGTON, Franklin CD — Kara Kaelber says she hopes to draw more farmers to take part in the Washington Agriculture and Forestry Education Foundation’s leadership program. 36 ord igjen

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