Conservation Around the House

Conservation practices and activities you can do in your home and yard, such as water conservation, recycling, composting, buying local, alternative energy and energy conservation, and sustainable landscaping are the focus of this program area. Please stay tuned as we further develop this page, including useful links to other sources of information.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR SEPTIC SYSTEM REPAIR - Program on hold due to state budget constraints.

Up to 75% of the cost of repairing or replacing a failing onsite septic system may be paid for through our OSS Cost-Share Program. Failing onsite septic systems impacting surface waters in the Clallam County Marine Recovery Area are highest priority for assistance. All referrals for assistance must be made to the conservation district by Clallam County Environmental Health - 360-417-2506.

Onsite Septic System Resources:  
Shallow Rooted Plants for Drainfield Landscaping                                                2017 Clallam County Licensed Onsite Septic Providers


Looking for tips on how to enjoy your landscape more and spend less time maintaining it? Want to cut back on your irrigation, attract wildlife and manage stormwater better? Consider taking our Natural Landscaping course. Check out the course syllabus and PowerPoint slides for classes #1 and #3.

Want to attract birds and other wildlife to your yard? This fact sheet on Wildlife Use of Trees & Shrubs Native to the North Olympic Peninsula tells you how our native plants are used by local wildlife.

Check out these other sustainable landscaping websites:


Download our list of Water-WisePlants for Landscaping or the Saving Water Partnership plant listfor ideas about plants that are particularly well suited for dry conditions. More water conservation tips can be found at the following websites:



Clallam County - WSU Extension

Clallam County Dept of Community Dev