Conservation district seeking rural residents for climate dialogues

Pierce Conservation District — a nonregulatory local agency — is recruiting rural residents to apply to the Virtual Pierce County Rural Climate Dialogues, where participants will work with others to create an action plan outlining their concerns and priorities concerning quality of life, disaster preparedness and public health impacts in rural southern and eastern Pierce County.

The dialogues uses the citizens jury method for community-problem solving and leadership development. This approach, which brings together a randomly selected but demographically representative group of residents to study an issue in-depth and generate a shared community response, has consistently provided a productive, educational and inclusive way to address complex or divisive challenges.

The panels are completely citizen-driven. The participants have the liberty, information and resources to produce their own recommendations that respond to community needs, priorities, concerns and values.

The event will be hosted virtually from 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. June 9 through June 13. People selected for the event will receive a $450 stipend for participating. The recruitment deadline ends soon, so interested residents in eastern and southern Pierce County to apply promptly at


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