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.
As Westsiders here in Washington, it’s difficult to imagine the threat of a wildfire as we tromp through the rain and mud for close to eight months of the year. But due to our beautiful dry summers, the landscape can dry out quickly, presenting a window of time where a grass or forest fire can pose a serious threat to property and lives.
SCD staff had a blast teaching Utsalady Elementary students about water conservation at the 2017 Camano Conservation Celebration hosted by Camano Center.
Michael Hipp joined the staff of Snohomish Conservation District in March to lead the District’s Sound Horsekeeping program and assist landowners with livestock and farm management. A native Texan, Michael built and managed a horse ranch for many years north of Amarillo.
What are your thoughts on how agriculture in Snohomish County can be resilient to future changes? The Conservation District is sponsoring a project called Photovoice where farmers will explore topics such as:
We’re filling our office to the brim with rain barrels and keeping our doors open late for this special one-day only pick-up event, just in time for summer watering. You will get a pre-assembled 55-gallon barrel with sturdy components (spigot, overflow spout, mesh over inlet).
Like all new endeavors, creating habitat for local pollinators can seem a little daunting at first glance. If you take it step by step however, it can be simple, interesting, and rewarding for you and your plants.
Snohomish Conservation District hosted members of the Washington State Conservation Commission and other partners and elected officials on a tour of the area on Wednesday, January 18th. The tour is part of a two-day work session that the Commission holds quarterly for its ten-member board and commission staff around the state.
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.
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