Kristoferson Update - Week Three

Kristoferson Update - Week Three

This week marked yet another fast and productive week at the project site. The box culvert was delivered on Tuesday, and by Friday afternoon, Barnum/Triangle Bay Road was re-opened. The road section at the stream where work occurred is currently  loose gravel, so please drive slowly and use caution when driving the road.

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Kristoferson Fish Passage Project Nearing Completion

Kristoferson Fish Passage Project Nearing Completion

Patience is a virtue as they say. And, here at Snohomish Conservation District (SCD), we practice that skill every day. We can have staff leave and return years later before projects are completed. The Kristoferson Creek fish passage is one of those projects.

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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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Fruit Trees Will Soothe Your Spirit and Brighten Your Mind

Fruit Trees Will Soothe Your Spirit and Brighten Your Mind

Many people forget about fruit trees when they are planning out their yards, but they should not be overlooked. They are so simple, so rewarding, and so beautiful. They represent our most ancient connection to the bounty of nature. They are fun to work on, soothing to look at, and their personalities are all so different.

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Hugel-what?

Hugel-what?

Hügelkultur is a German word that means hill or mound. In agriculture and gardening, it means no-dig raised beds constructed from decaying wood debris and other compostable biomass plant materials. They hold moisture, build fertility, maximize surface volume and are great spaces for growing fruit, vegetables and herbs.

 

Photo credit: www.richsoil.com

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Fall Task List for All Types of Properties

Fall Task List for All Types of Properties

The shorter days of autumn inspire us to slow down after a busy summer, but accomplishing a few tasks before the rains set in and the winds start to blow will make winter more pleasant and surprise you with a healthy land and soil-scape next spring.

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