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OGWRP presentation leads to invite from NRCS Chief, Terry Crosby

Updated: Oct 22, 2021

Harold Crose with the Grant County Conservation District recently presented on a panel entitled, "Water in Washington" at the National Association of State Conservation Agencies annual meeting held earlier this month in Spokane.

This was an excellent opportunity to share about the Odessa Groundwater Replacement Program (OGWRP) with NRCS leadership and other conservation partners.

In attendance was the Chief of NRCS, Terry Crosby, and NRCS State Conservationist, Roylene Comes At Night -- two key figures that will play an important role in our efforts to bring significant funding through the PL-566 program to the OGWRP.

Left to right: Representative Mary Dye; Director Derek Sandison, WSDA; Harold Crose, GCCD; Michael Crowder, NACD President; Chief Terry Crosby, NRCS; Roylene Comes At Night, NRCS WA State Conservationist; Michele Kiesz

Sidebar meetings with the Chief ended with an invitation to come to Washington DC to meet with Chief Crosby and Secretary of Agriculture Vilsack to discuss the Odessa and USDA programs in more detail.

We are encouraged by NRCS' continued interest and Chief Crosby's invitation to DC. A delegation from Washington is in the process of planning a trip to the capital to help advance our efforts of bringing significant NRCS funding to the OGWRP.


To learn more about the NRCS programs we are pursuing for the OGWRP, please join us for the October 27, 2021 OGWRP Producers' Meeting or visit the "Bringing NRCS Funding to OGWRP" page here →

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