Friends of Toppenish Creek

Our Mission


Friends of Toppenish Creek is dedicated to protecting the rights of rural communities and improving oversight of industrial agriculture. FOTC operates under the simple principle that all people deserve clean air, clean water and protection from abuse that results when profit is favored over people. FOTC works through public education, citizen investigations, research, legislation, special events, and direct action.








On January 27, 2021 the Friends of Toppenish Creek sent a letter of concern to the WA State Conservation Commission regarding poor oversight of the South Yakima Conservation District.

It is impossible for the SYCD to do all of their normal work, plus leadership of the Lower Yakima Valley Groundwater Management Area Program Implementation, with a staff of one plus clerical support. To read our letter click Here.

To read the WA State Conservation Commission response click Here.  

To read FOTC's follow-up letter on March 14, 2021, click Here.


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