Camano Island is a unique and beautiful place. Like many other islands in the Puget Sound, water quality and quantity can be adversely affected by expanding populations - of both people and livestock. If you live or work in the Camano Island watershed, District staff can help you manage your farm, protect water quality, promote fish & wildlife habitat, and address other issues on your property. Need help funding your project? Depending what your project is, the Conservation District may be able to share some of the costs.
Camano Island Assessment
If your neighborhood isn't covered in one of our special project areas, don't worry we can still help.
The assessment funding allows Snohomish Conservation District to provide our full range of services to Camano Islanders who live outside of a grant area or when a grant ends. The assessment also allows us to stretch grant funding a little further.
Snohomish Conservation District is increasing its focus on water conservation on Camano Island. Water conservation is especially important living on a sole source aquifer as Camano Islanders do. We provide cost-share funding for rainwater catchment cisterns and are making our way around to the Camano Island water associations to make sure everyone knows that technical and financial assistance is available. You can help by telling your private well neighbors and having your water association secretary call Kathryn at 425-377-7024.
Program Highlights & News
The Snohomish Conservation District and the Veterans Conservation Corps are excited to announce several internship opportunities for United States military veterans. This position will work with landowners on stormwater resource concerns within urban and residential areas of Snohomish County and Camano Island, and occasionally in other parts of the Puget Sound region.
Snohomish Conservation District has an opening for a Resource Planner I position. The Resource Planner I is focused on providing technical assistance and education to equine and small farm landowners in Snohomish County and Camano Island.
Update: Apologies, our rain barrel supply for our May 20 one-day sale has sold out.
Thanks so much for your interest, we're so surprised by the number of pre-orders coming in! So we're a happy-sad mix of emotions to announce that the rain barrel supply for our May 20 one-day sale has sold out. Thanks again for your support and enthusiasm for our rain barrel program!
Would you like to provide feedback on our 2017 work plan? Now's the chance, our 2017 work plan is open for comments and review from now until Monday, May 16 at noon.
Our 2016 plant sale was loads of fun and okay, loads of work, too. We couldn’t have done it without our hardworking staff, volunteers, conservation crew and booth folks.
Ananda* Farm is a 14-acre, community-owned yoga and permaculture farm on the south end of Camano Island. Their mission is to live simply and harmoniously with nature, and to provide basic needs for themselves and a growing community of friends. Yoga and meditation are the foundation of life at the farm. Ananda Farm represents a positive change for the Camano-Stanwood community, and reflects the diversity of clients the conservation district now serves.
We partnered with Alayne Blickle, from Horses for Clean Water, to create this informative series of short videos on a range of essential horsekeeping topics. The best news? Each of the 9 videos is under 2 minutes long!
Soil temperature mirrors air temperature. So instead of putting a thermometer in the ground, you can use a formula called “T-Sum 200” to track soil temperatures indirectly and determine when grass will begin to grow.
Special Project Areas
1,000 Backyard Habitats in 2017
Attract beautiful birds and productive pollinators to your yard while helping the Camano Wildlife Habitat Project reach their goal of 1,000 certified backyard wildlife habitats on Camano Island! Provide what wildlife need, then certify your backyard habitat to be counted. Learn how to get started at a January 18th free program, Make your Yard a Wildlife Haven; 7:00 pm at the Island County Multipurpose Building on Camano.