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WACD

Term of Office

The WACD President and Vice President are elected to one-year terms with a two-term limit.

Executive Committee

The WACD Executive Committee consists of the WACD President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, National Director, and Past President.

Website

Can I install the Hub on my computer?

If you are using Chrome or a Chrome-based browser, it is easy to install the Hub website as an app on your laptop or desktop computer.

When a website is installable, Chrome and Chrome-based browsers have a plus sign or a down arrow in the URL field. Look to the right side of your browser window to locate it.

Click the plus sign to install the Hub on your computer.

Can I install the Hub as an app on my smartphone?

Yes! Here’s how to install and uninstall the Hub as an app on an Android smart phone or tablet.

Browse to the Hub website

First, browse to https://hub.wadistricts.org.

Next, install the app

  1. Tap the three dots in the top right-hand corner of your screen.
  2. Select Install app (the wording may vary depending on which version of Android is installed).
  3. A popup will appear that prompts you to install so click Install.

Finally, add it to your Home screen

  1. You may need to find it. On some phones you can swipe up from your home screen to reach the list of installed apps. The Hub will be shown as WACD Hub.
  2. Hold down that icon and select Add to home screen.
  3. You’re done! Now you’ll have a more seamless experience with the Hub when viewing it on your smartphone!

When you open the app

When you have completed all these steps and open the app, you’ll see a splash screen and then it will transition to the Hub’s home page.

The menu is still there!

Many people won’t immediately find the main menu. It’s still there! On the home page, notice the three horizontal lines along the left margin. That icon is called a hamburger because of the three layers: bun, filling, bun. Tap the hamburger to reach the menu.

Uninstalling the app

When you choose to uninstall the app, it’s easy to do: just hold down the Hub icon and choose Uninstall.

We aren’t tracking you

There is no secret code associated with our app that tracks your phone. We do assemble data on basic website usage tracking that is enabled for all visitors, both mobile and desktop, through Matomo Analytics, a privacy-oriented web analytics service. Read our privacy policy.

What is a Progressive Web App?

We use a PWA service to provide a user experience on a smart phone or tablet that makes our website look like a native app. Our choice for this service is SuperPWA. Read more about PWAs.

 

What is the privacy policy for this site?

Find our privacy policy at https://hub.wadistricts.org/privacy/.

What have we done for accessibility?

Contrast

We checked our website for appropriate color contrast at https://color.a11y.com/Contrast/ and based on those results, adjusted one element to increase contrast.

Alt image descriptions

We are using Alt Images to help make sure that our images have alt names. We continue to work through the many images on the site to make sure they have appropriate names/descriptions.

Accessibility

We installed the One Click Accessibility plugin to help folks access our content. Finally, we ran the site URL through several online accessibility checkers, all of which found some items for us to improve.

Why this color scheme for the website?

We used two aspects of the Marketing Toolkit developed by the Washington State Conservation Commission and several members of our conservation community, plus an interesting article about painting with soil colors.

Marketing Kit

You can find the WSCC Marketing Toolkit at https://www.scc.wa.gov/cd/marketing-toolkit. At that link, visit the Branding tab and the Messaging tab.

Painting with soil

An article in the Smithsonian Magazine about painting with soils illustrated a range of earth tones. We selected a brown color to reflect our interest in soil. Find that article at https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/meet-western-soil-scientists-using-dirt-make-stunning-paints-180976796/.

Why do some links turn blue?

We use a color-coding system for most links on this website:

  • On the home page, the dark gray article titles link to the articles.
  • When hovering over links in articles, most will turn orange.
  • A blue link represents a link that you have visited before. Although this may seem visually disruptive, it is a way to quickly see that you have already visited that item so this visual cue may save you some time.

About this website

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Public records

Unless explicitly exempted from disclosure, all posts, pages, and documents provided on this website are considered public records disclosable upon proper request. The process for requesting public records is explained on our public-facing website at: https://wadistricts.org/public-records-requests.

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