More than 60 percent of Washingtonians get their drinking water from groundwater, and the majority of rural residents' drinking water originates in groundwater.
The goal of establishing critical aquifer recharge areas (CARA) is to protect a community’s drinking water by preventing pollution and maintaining supply. VSP county projects help cities and counties comply with CARA requirements that are required by the state Growth Management Act.
Learn more about critical area definitions.
Pacific Conservation District (PCD) recently worked with a landowner who completed an exclusion fence for their cattle operation.Read More
Two Foster Creek CD (FCCD) projects showcase an ecosystem approach to improving natural resources, protecting geologically hazardous landscapes, improving habitat health, and ensuring agricultural viability within the Foster Watershed.Read More
Okanogan Conservation District (OCD) utilized VSP funding to work with a landowner to install livestock exclusion fencing, protecting riparian and wetland habitats from grazing sheep.Read More
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