PROSSER -- The federal government shutdown has closed federal facilities including the Prosser Service Center, but the Benton Conservation District staff still is working.
The agency has moved to the Kennewick branch office in Mountain View Plaza, 10121 W. Clearwater Ave., Suite 101, Kennewick. To contact them, call 736-6000 from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.
Staff also can be reached via the website, www.bentoncd.org, or the Benton Conservation District Facebook page.
The agencys mission is to encourage voluntary stewardship of natural resources, including soil, air, water, wildlife and plants. It provides education, technical assistance and sometimes financial help to implement conservation practices.