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Volunteer environmental opportunities in Clallam County

These are openings in environmental oriented boards. Here’s your opportunity to impact policies that affect your county.

• Conservation Futures Program Advisory Board: One position — a representative of commissioner District II.

The board makes annual or more frequent recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners for projects to be funded as part of the conservation futures program and develops strategic, long-term plans for the program.

• Marine Resources Committee: Three positions — for a representative and an alternate representative of the Makah Tribe; and for an alternate representative of commissioner District III.

The panel advises the commissioners on marine resources within the county.

• Noxious Weed Control Board: Three positions — representatives of geographic area 1, geographic area 2 and geographic area 4.

The board oversees the control and eradication of noxious weed infestations in the county.

Permit Advisory Board: Twelve positions — Representatives of architects, building designers, building trades, certified septic designers or installers, engineer (structural/civil); Economic Development Council, environmental consultants, homebuilders association, propane and wood stove contractors, manufactured/mobile home associations, a land surveyor and an ex officio planning manager.

The panel makes recommendations to the commissioners and the director of Community Development for changes to the building code and permitting.

• Planning Commission: One position — one representative each from representative of District IIb.

The panel reviews land use policy and planning ordinances.

• Solid Waste Advisory Committee: Six positions — representative and alternate representative of West Waste Recycling and alternate representatives of tribal government, city of Forks and the business community and an alternate at-large member.

The committee assists with implementation of programs and policies concerning solid waste handling and disposal.

• Trails Advisory Committee: Four positions — representatives of Olympic National Park, a large private forest company, a commercial trail business and off-road motorized user groups.

The committee makes recommendations to the commissioners and other county bodies regarding non-motorized transportation and trail-related issues.

To apply, call 360-417-2233, download forms from www.tinyurl.com/PDN-Clallam-Volunteer or visit the county commissioners’ offices in the courthouse, 223 E. Fourth St., Suite 4.

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