Learn more about our crew and see where they've been sighted.
Here is a unique project to slow upland flow of materials using compost socks.
We recently completed a rain garden on at Bay View United Methodist Church in Mount Vernon just above Padilla Bay.
Photos of the rain garden installation process at Whittier Elementary School in Everett by our Vet Crew this August.
The Washington Stormwater Center conducts research including 16 experimental rain gardens. Each garden tests the effects of different soil, vegetation, and other factors that help filter rainwater and stormwater. Earlier this summer, the center concluded that the water was draining too quickly from the rain gardens, thereby losing all the filtration benefits of the special imported rain garden soil.
Do you have a water issue in your yard? It might be worth a phone call to us to see about what programs may be available and possible cost share to manage those issues.
Here are more photos of the hard work being done by the Vet Crew, other staff and volunteers at the depave project in Pierce County.
The Vet Crew spent a few days removing a big section of pavement in Tacoma, WA.
If you live in Monroe, and commute to I-5 and places beyond, you may see an Arco station along your route on the north side of Highway 2. Next to that Arco station are 8 acres of wetlands that the Snohomish Conservation District is helping to restore through a Department of Ecology grant. It is a unique opportunity to be so close to a major roadway making it highly visible. The hope is that this project site will promote public education, a sense of stewardship and a personal connection to the watershed.
Recently, our crew was out in Monroe mowing and cutting back the Reed Canarygrass, which is a non-native invasive freshwater plant.
Our neighborhoods are perfect petri dishes for change - new homebuyers are continually moving in, many of our older homes are in need of upgrades, and as curious humans we love to see ‘what the neighbors are doing’.