"PROMOTING THE SUSTAINABLE USE, CONSERVATION & RESTORATION OF
NATURAL RESOURCES IN OUR COMMUNITY"
We are now accepting orders for the 27th Annual Plant Sale. Most plants are bare root and sold in bundles of five, with a few varieties sold individually in small pots. Pick up orders on Friday, February 24th, or Saturday, February 25th, 2017 at the Mason Conservation District office in Shelton, just in time for spring planting!
What can the District do for you?
Most residents of Mason County don’t know what Mason Conservation District is. Most landowners in Mason County don’t know what Mason Conservation District can do for them.
That is changing… fast!
Mason Conservation District (Mason CD) has been a resource for Mason County landowners dealing with natural resource concerns since 1956. And we’ve been busy in those 60 years: helping farmers get the most productivity out of their soil, protecting the health of our waterways, restoring salmon populations, providing shoreline property owners with the knowledge and resources needed to keep their land above water, and much more. We have continued to grow through the decades and are now arguably one of the most productive conservation districts in the state (every county in Washington has at least one conservation district working within its borders). But this growth was fueled almost exclusively by word-of-mouth from our satisfied cooperators, a wonderful compliment to the work we do but ultimately not conducive to the kind of “brand awareness” growth that would allow ALL Mason County landowners and residents to know what Mason CD is and can do for them.
For that reason, we hired our first-ever community engagement coordinator, Kevin Schmelzlen, in April to help spread the word. Kevin spent much of the summer attending community events and farmers markets throughout the county, as well as presenting to various service and community groups. Beyond introducing more communities to Mason CD and the services we provide, we hope this outreach will give our constituents greater opportunity to let us know which natural resource concerns or opportunities we should be focusing our capabilities on.
For a list of upcoming presentations or events at which Mason CD will be present, or for more information about the conservation district, please visit our website, or call (360) 427-9436.
We look forward to getting to know you better!
Better Ground Website
At betterground.org, you will find all sorts of natural resource-related materials including videos, landowner stories, fact sheets, and resources to help you on your property.
Washington Shellfish Safety Information
Find out which marine beaches have advisories or are closed to swimming, and which beaches are closed to shellfish harvest.