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
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.
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!
Special Project Areas
Noxious weeds affect us all, and some are toxic to your animals. Bring your weeds (in bags) or pictures to the program for identification and resources on how to control them - Wednesday June 20, 7:00 pm