Save Thurston County Conservation District!
Thurston Conservation District is in trouble, and we need your help to restore conservation Leadership. VOTE for Paul Pickett for Thurston CD Supervisor by calling (360) 786-5408 to request that a ballot be mailed to you. DEADLINE to get a ballot is February 28, 2018. (You will NOT get a ballot automatically in the mail like most elections.)
In 2017 Thurston Conservation District (CD) had a budget of almost $2 million for environmental restoration in Thurston County. These are on-the-ground projects that conserve soil, restore water quality, protect shellfish and salmon, and educate the public. https://www.thurstoncd.com/
What is the problem?
Three of the five CD supervisors have been systematically dismantling Thurston CD. By refusing to vote or not showing up for meetings, they have lost half of the funding for the CD. In addition, they have been micromanaging staff, mismanaging meetings, and not completing required meeting minutes and the annual plan.
Take action to Save Thurston CD!!! We need a competent progressive and pro-environmental candidate to win this position – Paul Pickett. Paul served for two terms as an elected Commissioner for Thurston PUD. He is an environmental engineer for the State Department of Ecology and knows the value of Conservation Districts by working with them across the state. Electing Paul will be the first step in rebuilding Thurston CD so it is again fully funded and effective.
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