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Agricultural Water Management ll – When You Have Too Much!
April 16 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pmFree
Farming Under Water?
Increased flooding, climate change, development, and exploding beaver populations all have a direct impact on farmers’ ability to farm in Western Washington. As with so many things, the less you know now, the more it may cost you later.
To help address these challenges and more, WSU King County Extension, Snoqualmie Watershed Improvement District, King Conservation District, and King County are sponsoring a workshop focused on different strategies to help manage excess water on area farms.
Join us Monday, April 16, 2018 from 6:30-9:30pm at the Sno-Valley Senior Center, 4610 Stephens Ave, Carnation, WA for Agricultural Water Management ll – When You Have Too Much!
Speakers include the Snoqualmie Watershed Improvement District with an overview of the excess water challenges faced in our region and currently available solutions. Staff from King County’s Water and Land Resources Division will explain the county’s Agricultural Drainage Assistance Program (ADAP), which provides technical and financial assistance to help improve agricultural land drainage. King Conservation District will be on hand to discuss the support they can provide to farmers as they make plans to improve drainage though ADAP.
In addition, Washington Department of Wildlife will discuss when a Hydraulic Permit might be necessary for a drainage project and how to apply for one. Other speakers from King County and the National Resource Conservation Service round out the evening with discussions of stream- and ditch-side invasive weed management as well as the importance of maintaining conservation program provisions when improving ag land drainage.
All workshops are free, we ask that you pre-register to ensure we have enough resources available for all attendees. Register online for any/all of the AWM workshops at AgWater.EventBrite.com. For more information, contact Kate Ryan email@example.com, (425) 357-6024.
The final workshop in the series is AWM lll – Developing a Farm Flood Plan Monday, May 21, 2018.
Extension programs and policies are consistent with federal and state laws and regulations on nondiscrimination regarding race, color, gender, national origin, religion, age, disability, and sexual orientation. Evidence of non-compliance may be reported through your local Extension Office. Reasonable accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities and special needs who contact Kevin Wright, 1000 Oakesdale Ave. SW, Ste. 140, Renton, WA 98057-5207 (206) 263-1919 firstname.lastname@example.org at least two weeks prior to the event.