Mon, Mar 14, 2016, 5:13 pm John Servais
The Whatcom Conservation District is supported by our state taxes. The state legislature provides funds to the state conservation committee which in turn distributes those funds to each of the 45 conservation districts in Washington state.
Conservation districts work with farmers and rural land owners on conservation/environmental decisions. Our district has been in operation since 1946.
Following the basic American principle of no taxation without representation, we in Whatcom County get to vote for the supervisors of the Whatcom Conservation District board. The catch is, it is not convenient or easy to vote. The county auditor is our chief elections officer, but state law preempts her and allows conservation districts to conduct their own elections. […]