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Coronavirus COVID-19

COVID-19 Advisory: WSU Extension is working to keep our communities safe. All Extension programming is being provided virtually, postponed, or canceled. Effective March 16, 2020, WSU Extension county offices and WSU Research & Extension Centers will be closed to the public. We are available via email, phone, and webconference.


Our office has moved! We are now located at 304 Cowlitz Way, Kelso, WA 98626

Our parking lot is located off of North 4th Ave. on the South side of the building.

Cowlitz County WSU Extension office is open to the general public Monday/ Wednesday/ Friday 9am -12pm

Extension Staff is still available via phone or email on Tuesday and Thursday.
Carlee Mickelson for General Information at
360-577-3014 ext. 0 or
Gary Fredricks (Director) is available from 9 am- 4pm for Master Gardeners, Small Farms Management and Community Development at
360-577-3014 ext. 3 or
Jennifer Leach is available from 8:30am- 5pm for
4-H, Youth Programs and Strengthening Families Program at
360-577-3014 ext. 4 or
Elizabeth Stratton for SNAP-Ed
360-577-3014 ext. 2 or


For Adult and Youth Resources CLICK HERE


County Programs

Cowlitz County Extension

304 Cowlitz Way
Kelso, Wa
(360) 577-3014

Hours of Operation:
Monday/ Wednesday/ Friday
9 am to 12:00 pm

WSU Cowlitz County Extension programs connect the people and communities of Cowlitz County with the knowledge base of Washington State University to promote quality of life and advance economic well-being through fostering inquiry, learning, and the application of research.
Reasonable accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities and special needs who contact the office at least two weeks prior to the event. Extension programs and employment are available to all without discrimination. Evidence of noncompliance may be reported through your local Extension office.  Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication or program information or reasonable accommodation need to contact Gary Fredricks at 360-577-3014 Ext.3 or at least two weeks prior to the event. 


Upcoming Events

Wed 27

Spice of Life (Growing Herbs)  

October 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wed 27

Vaping Risks Presentations

October 27 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Sat 30

Leaf Exchange

October 30 @ 10:00 am - November 6 @ 1:00 pm
Sat 30

4-H Volunteer Recognition Virtual Celebration

October 30 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Master Gardeners help solve plant problems

Water Quality Resources