For a measly $5 per parcel we are going to hamstring one of the important agencies of Pierce County (Kathleen Merryman column, 11-8).
The Pierce Conservation District does invaluable work to protect and improve our environment. They have been organizing groups and individuals to monitor creeks and streams, tracking their health or lack of it. They have programs that show farmers and other animal owners how to provide healthy environments for their cows, pigs, chickens, sheep, horses, etc., in ways that also keep our drinking water clean and our streams and rivers healthy.
They are responsible for raising …