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By Dena Wood
The Times 

Cons. District Serves Local Farmers

Walla Walla County VSP Program could impact even small producers


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The Walla Walla Conservation District worked with Waitsburg farmer Jack McCaw on the multi-phase McCaw Fish Habitat Restoration Project to restore damage from the 1996 flood. A shot of before one of the woody debris installations was added.

WAITSBURG – During its Jan. 25 Annual Meeting, Walla Walla Conservation District Manager Renee Hadley spoke about the direction the district will be taking in 2017 and beyond.

Hadley said that, over the past decade or more, the district was able to install a significant number of on-ground projects involving irrigation efficiency and projects related to fish passage. The majority of those large projects have been completed.

She said the district will be shifting away from the larger efficiency projects to pursue education on soil health and groundwater.

Hadley was hired as assistant dis...

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