Join the many landowners who are protecting water quality
Clean water and a strong agricultural economy are not mutually exclusive. They can coexist, hand-in-hand, and each benefits the other.
We have a long and strong history working in partnership with the agricultural community. Together we can find on-the-ground approaches that preserve agricultural lands and achieve clean water.
We are reaching out to expand upon and improve our working relationships with agricultural landowners and livestock producers. The aim is to provide an open forum for dialogue ensuring both water quality protection and a healthy agricultural industry.
Best management practices are helping protect and restore clean water on agricultural lands.
Watershed surveys are evaluation tools that help us assess the health of streams and identify "nonpoint" pollution - the leading cause of water quality problems in Washington State.
Farmed Smart is a voluntary program for growing dryland crops in an environmentally friendly and sustainable way.
Agricultural-related water quality risks can be classified into three broad categories.
Washington currently has more than 2,000 polluted water listings for waters adjacent to agricultural lands.
Restoring Riparian Areas in the Palouse Region
Improved agency coordination, use of regulations, and financial assistance are helping protect and restore clean water on agricultural lands.
There are significant state and federal funds available to address nonpoint pollution problems.
Working together in Whatcom County - March 10, 2014
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