Community Meetings are Set
Producers will play a critical role in planning and implementing the Voluntary Stewardship Program. Showing that current farming activities and conservation work being implemented on a voluntary basis worked historically. The only way for the VSP process will succeed in Grant County is through participation by producers. Establishing benchmarks and implementation goals is a key component of the VSP plan. Having producers evaluate and provide input is an important piece of the VSP plan development process. The goals and benchmarks set by the Work Group must be met. If the goals are not met the VSP process will be in jeopardy of reverting to the more structured approach often found in strategies developed using the Growth Management Act.
The planning group has divided the County into 8 distinct geographic areas. Using this approach will help to localize plan development and aid in conducing localized outreach and information education activities. The 8 geographic areas are: Hartline, Ephrata, Quincy, Moses Lake, Black Sands, Warden, Royal City and Mattawa.
The Work Group set the meeting dates and times for the following communities. Black Sands Community look for a meeting close to you.
Oct. 27th, 1-3 PM
Catholic Church Hall
138 Range Street, Hartline, WA 99135
Nov. 1st, 1-3 PM
Grant County Public Works
124 Enterprise St SE, Ephrata, WA 98823
Nov. 3rd, 1-3 PM
WA Potato Commission
108 S Interlake, Moses Lake, WA 98837
Nov. 7th, 1-3 PM
Port of Quincy
115 F St SW, Quincy, WA 98848
Nov. 10th, 1-3 PM
Royal City Golf Course
13702 Dodson Road
Royal City, WA 99357
Nov. 15th, 1-3 PM
Warden Senior Center
114 N Oak Ave, Warden, WA 98857
Nov. 17th, 1-3 PM
Mattawa Community Center
101 Portage Ave, Behind 76 Gas Station, Mattawa, WA 99349
Visit the Grant County Conservation District website at columbiabasincds.org/vsp or call our office to be added to the VSP mailing list. We encourage you to drop by our office, or give us a call, for more details: 1107 S Juniper Drive, Moses Lake - 509-765-9618, Monday-Friday 8-5.