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Welcome to
South Yakima Conservation District

SYCD strives to promote and assist landowners with implementation, development, and conservation of our renewable natural resources by providing educational, technical, and financial resources from a variety of sources.

News and Announcements

Looking to rent a No-Till Drill? For more information, look under the "Programs and Partnerships" tab of our website.

South Yakima Conservation District holds regular Board Meetings every month. For more information about our Board of Supervisors and Board Meetings, visit the "About Us" tab.

Elections for South Yakima Conservation District Board of Supervisors

South Yakima Conservation District Board held a meeting on January 3, 2024. A resolution was

adopted to hold Board Member Elections Thursday March 21, 2024.


Voting will be held between the hours of 9:00 am and 1:00 pm at the Zillah Office located at 200
Cheyne Road, Zillah, WA 98953. Absentee ballots must be requested no later than February 29,



A board seat on the South Yakima Conservation District is available for appointment by the
Washington State Conservation Commission, as well as a 4 year Elected Supervisor position.
Conservation Board Supervisors are public officials who serve without compensation and set
policy and direction for the conservation district. An applicant must be a registered voter in
Washington State and may be required to own land or operate a farm. Applicants for appointed

positions do not have to live within the district to apply.


For more information please contact the South Yakima Conservation District (509) 829-9025.
For the Guide to Appointment for Conservation District Applicants a link has been provided

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All applicants must submit paperwork no later than February 19, 2024 by 2pm.

Making Soil Data Actionable Webinar Series

Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) is hosting a FREE webinar series through their Washington Soil Health Initiative (WaSHI) program called Making Soil Data Actionable. The webinar series features a different speaker each week to help make sense of soil data to inform decisions. Webinars will be held each Wednesday at 12-1 PM from March 13 to April 3. To register for the webinars and for more information, click the attached PDF.

Tri-Cities STEM Career Academy

Are you or someone you know a high-school student interested in a career in STEM? Foundation for Water & Energy is hosting a STEM Career Academy in Tri-Cities June 24-28, 2024 and is open to all students entering 9th-12th grade. Registration is $75.00 per student and includes educational materials, food, and field trip transportation. Scholarships are also available.

Students will learn from industry professionals and explore career opportunities in energy, agriculture, and conservation. Activities include drone flying, visiting a nuclear power plant, assembling hydroelectric models, solar car challenge, networking, and more.

Registration deadline is May 24, 2024.

For more information, view the attached documents (English and Spanish) or visit

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