Teacher Workshops Held

Teacher Workshops Held

With school out for the summer, SCD offered two different workshops to K-12 teachers. One is called Project WET, and the other is called Green Schoolyard. Learn more and see how much fun they had!

“I enjoyed all of the excellent presenters and tours – all were inspiring and knowledgeable… best training I’ve been to in years.”

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Tween STEAM Club: Conservation Events Through Sno-Isle Libraries

Tween STEAM Club: Conservation Events Through Sno-Isle Libraries

Throughout April and May, there are several opportunities to experience Snohomish Conservation District's Sound Education program for youth around the county. Sno-Isle Libraries is hosting the following programs in Sultan, Lynnwood, Monroe, and Edmonds.

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The 2018 Annual Plant Sale Was Awesome. Thanks to YOU!

The 2018 Annual Plant Sale Was Awesome. Thanks to YOU!

The 2018 Annual Plant Sale is in the record books. Nearly 50,000 plants went out the door and we could not have done it without YOU! Thanks for supporting native plants and better ground! And, volunteers, you rock our world! Thanks!

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Pollinator Art Contest Winners Announced

Pollinator Art Contest Winners Announced

Bees, bats, and butterflies, oh my! After reviewing hundreds of entries, the winners of the 2018 Native Plant Sale Pollinator Art Contest have been selected! All entries, including the winning pieces, will be on display at our Annual Native Plant Sale held this Saturday, February 10 at the Evergreen Fairgrounds in Monroe. Come out and take a look, peruse the plants for sale, visit educational booths, and vote on your favorite art piece for the People's Choice Award.

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The Gallons Add Up

The Gallons Add Up

The newly installed stormwater projects at these six schools will help divert and filter an estimated 436,700 gallons of stormwater each year! This number is based on an estimated 10 refills of the rain barrels and cisterns, which is the average usage rate. All of this adds up to cleaner, colder, and clearer streams and untold numbers of happy salmon. 

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Puget Sound Starts at My School

Puget Sound Starts at My School

Several schools recently finished up their participation in a National Fish and Wildlife funded grant, Puget Sound Starts at My School. This program involved 658 students in the planning, design, and installation of stormwater projects on school campuses. In total, the projects completed through this grant will divert and filter an estimated 435,769 gallons of stormwater every year!

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Snohomish County Council Member Tour with Monte Marti from Snohomish Conservation District

Snohomish County Council Member Tour with Monte Marti from Snohomish Conservation District

On Monday May 15th, the Snohomish Conservation District (SCD) invited out Council Members Brian Sullivan and Stephanie Wright, to join District Manager, Monte Marti, on a tour around south Snohomish County to view completed stormwater treatment projects within their districts (2 and 3). 

The tour consisted of a rain garden on an right of way and a property owner’s house in Edmonds, the Mukilteo Library, Mukilteo Elementary School to view their outdoor classroom, and condominiums along 112th St. SE in Everett.

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Native Plants are Superheroes!

Native Plants are Superheroes!

It's Native Plant Appreciation Week and we're excited! Did you know that Washington enjoys an amazing biodiversity with over 3,000 native plant species from rain forest plants on the Olympic peninsula to the desert species in eastern Washington and that preserving native plant ecosystems is critical for protecting wildlife, birds, fish, and water quality in our state?  We wanted to find a way to celebrate a these mighty plant superheroes, so we've gathered a list of species native to Washington and match them with the superhero they are most like. 

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