Hear from our staff on their projects and interesting sightings from the field.
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.
Cam and Lois chatted with folks about our services and how they can take advantage of some of our programs, especially those geared for farms and rural properties.
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.
“The site has historically had issues with stormwater due to the abundance of Pacific Northwest rain. This is a great multi-benefit project. It helps Qualco remain at the cutting edge of lessening their environmental impacts and reduces their runoff to neighboring waterways. It helps provides clean water for fish, shellfish and other aquatic life.” - Brett de Vries, Farm Planner
Check out these great drawings students from Mrs. Hatcher's 4th-grade class at Maltby Elementary designed to thank Lily (Ms. Cason), our Youth Educator, for an awesome and impactful lesson. These students had just received the last of our two-part series, 4 Raindrops. To learn more about our Sound Education Program be sure to check out the Sound Education page for more information.
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.