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
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.
Here is the Mythbusting version of salmon in Kristoferson Creek written by Dawn Pucci of Island County.
It was a fast-paced week at the project site (in spite of the Monday holiday). The contractor will place the culvert at Barnum/Triangle Bay Road and rebuild the road next week.
Konnerup Construction has mobilized to the site and has begun minor work at the lower site. Barnum/Triangle Bay Road is closed while the contractor is on-site delivering materials and completing some other preparation work. Read more.
Here are the known traffic detours for the Kristoferson Creek culvert replacements starting this week.
Kristin Marshall, project lead and Senior Habitat Restoration Specialist with Snohomish Conservation District, led a second public meeting on Camano Island regarding the Kristoferson Creek Culvert Replacement Project.
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.
Nearly 340 people toured fine examples of how homes and businesses can combine human living and activities with wildlife habitat on Saturday, June 23rd at the annual Camano Island Backyard Wildlife Habitat Garden Tour.
Earth Day is for students, and all of us. Here’s a summary of some of the projects that were driven by our young people in Snohomish County and on Camano Island.
On Saturday, March 24, at the Camano Lutheran Church, 33 people from the Livingston Watershed on Camano Island and the surrounding area enjoyed a three hour workshop on pasture management and how unhealthy pastures affect the health and well being of horses.