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
Share your input to shape the future of Snohomish Conservation District's work. The 5 Year Planning Survey will open soon.
Looking for a volunteer opportunity to protect the environment and help people in your community? Snohomish Conservation District, a local conservation organization, will host an election for a volunteer Board Supervisor on March 20th, 2018 from 2 PM to 6 PM at the District office in Lake Stevens. Ballots must be submitted in person that day.
Here are some highlights from the 2018 Country Living Expo in Stanwood.
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!
This Camano Island rain garden is doing triple duty, filtering water from three different sources: rainwater from the sky, runoff from the roof, and surface water from the uphill slope.
First series of 'Living with Beavers' workshops held and useful for attendees in Tulalip, Stanwood and Monroe.
Are you new to the Pacific North-Wet or do you find yourself struggling every year with mud? Do you need ideas for how to keep your horse happy and exercised while pastures rest? Please let us know!
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.
Thanks to the commitment of the Livingston Bay community members, the new shoreline plants are growing and spreading in the beautiful nearshore environment.
Special Project Areas
Come learn from three horse experts about pastures, hooves and health.
There will be presentations on why Carp Creek's water quality is important and what those in the area may do to help. Different methods of improving the creek's health, such as installing rain gardens and rainwater cisterns, native plants along the stream, and learning how to get involved in water quality citizen science, will be discussed.