30th year for tree/shrub sale

The the annual South Douglas Conservation District tree and shrub sale was held April 6. The sale, organized by district Coordinator Carol Cowling and run with the help of volunteers, was in its 30th year.
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ESL and Citizenship Preparation Grant now available

WENATCHEE — The Washington Apple Education Foundation (WAEF) now has grant applications available for organizations in Central Washington that provide adult education assistance to families employed in the tree-fruit industry. Organizations assisting farm and ag workers and their families attain scholastic success through access to English as a Second Language (ESL) and citizenship preparation...
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Workgroup meeting for stewardship program on April 16

WATERVILLE — A workgroup meeting for the Douglas County Voluntary Stewardship Program will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. April 16 in the Douglas County Superior Court Hearing Room, 203 S. Rainier St., in Waterville. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend. For more information, call Aaron Rosenblum, Douglas County VSP Coordinator, at 423-5990.
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NRCS North Central Local Working Group to meet

NCW — The North Central Local Working Group of the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service will hold a meeting from 6 to 9 p.m. April 22 in the large upstairs meeting room at the Chelan Fire Department, 232 E. Wapato Ave., Chelan. Local working groups meet at least once a year to discuss natural resource issues, opportunities and priorities in geographical areas across the state. They...
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Orondo is among locations for Arbor Day distributions

NCW — The annual Greater Wenatchee Arbor Day Celebration will be held at five sites in Chelan and Douglas counties on April 13. Wenatchee tree and shrub distribution will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Walla Walla Point Park. Distribution in outlying areas will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the following locations: Cashmere: Martin’s Market, 130 Titchenal Way Leavenworth: PUD Office, 222...
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Markets

Provided by USDA Fruit and Vegetable Market News Apples  YAKIMA VALLEY AND WENATCHEE DISTRICT WASHINGTON 2018 SEASON (April 4) — Demand fairly good. Market steady. Wide range in prices. Cartons tray pack Washington Extra Fancy Red Delicious 64-88s $16-19, mostly $17-18; 100-113s $16-18; 125s $17-19. Golden Delicious 72-80s $24-28, mostly $26-28; 88-100s $23-26, mostly $24-26; 113s $22-24....
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Good-looking lawns can still be water-wise

The third program in a series of Community Conversations on the topic of water was held at Waterville Library on March 28. Master Gardener David Larson instructed the audience on water-efficient lawn care.
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New work group member sought for Voluntary Stewardship Program

WATERVILLE — The Douglas County Voluntary Stewardship Program (VSP) Work Group is seeking a new member. The Voluntary Stewardship Program reduces the regulatory burden on the Douglas County agricultural community by protecting critical areas through voluntary conservation activities. VSP work group members are responsible for determining the direction of the program and helping it succeed....
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Foster Creek, South Douglas Conservation Districts to meet

WATERVILLE — The Foster Creek and South Douglas Conservation Districts will hold a special joint meeting at 5 p.m. April 10 in the Douglas County Courthouse, WSU Board Room on the second floor. The courthouse is located at 203 S. Rainier St. The purpose of the meeting is to update the Memorandum of Agreement between the two districts. For more information, call FCCD District Manager Amanda...
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Foster Creek board to meet April 10

WATERVILLE — Foster Creek Conservation District will hold a board of supervisors meeting at 2 p.m. April 10 at the FCCD office on the third floor of the Douglas County Courthouse. The courthouse is located at 203 S. Rainier St. For more information, contact District Manager Amanda Ward at 888-6373.
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