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Three opportunities to attend “Protect Your Water Rights” workshop

Mar 12, 2018

Okanogan Conservation District, in partnership with Washington Water Trust, Okanogan Land Trust, and Trout Unlimited, will present a water rights workshop at two locations this Spring. The dates, times, and locations are as follows:

March 26: Okanogan Grange Hall, 305 Tyee St., Okanogan. 12-1 pm and 6:30-7:30 pm

April 2: Community Cultural Center, 411 Western Ave, Tonasket. 6:30-7:30 pm

This workshop will help landowners answer questions they have about water rights, especially if they want to reduce irrigation but are worried about the consequences of not using their entire water right. While the concept of “use them or lose them” is real, there are options to preserve water rights.

Staff from Washington Water Trust and Trout Unlimited will focus on the Trust Water Rights program, an effective way to maintain ownership of water rights without having to irrigate.

Okanogan Conservation District staff will provide details on rebates and other financial incentive programs available to irrigators to save water and reduce electrical bills.

Okanogan Land Trust will discuss opportunities to protect working agricultural lands, wildlife habitats and water resources through conservation easements.

Light refreshments will be provided.  For more information, visit the Okanogan Conservation District Facebook page and click “Events”.

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