The San Juan Islands Conservation District is partnering with OPALCO and the Bonneville Environmental Foundation to install solar electric systems at the public schools on Lopez, Orcas, San Juan, and Shaw Islands in 2015.
To work with landowners and residents to develop sustainable land use practices that protect and conserve San Juan County’s soil and water for habitat, forestry, farming, residential and other uses.
Conservation Districts were formed on a national level following the Dust Bowl of the 1930s, which brought attention to the need to conserve natural resources, particularly soil. A model Conservation District Law was developed in 1937 under the leadership of President Roosevelt with a goal of creating local leadership to coordinate the conservation efforts of various entities and tailor them to meet local conditions and priorities. Click here for more information about conservation districts.
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Weather report from the top of Mt. Constitution.
The San Juan Islands Conservation District provides free soil analysis for everyone who has taken advantage of our farm planning or cost-share program.