Hear from our staff on their projects and interesting sightings from the field.
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.
2015 was another exciting and productive year here at the Snohomish Conservation District. We have enjoyed our opportunity to engage with such a diverse and committed set of landowners and partners. The accomplishments for 2015 are based upon and driven by the willingness of private landowners and managers to actively manage the natural resources they control. Additionally, the accomplishments for 2015 are significantly impacted via project collaborations with partners. We sincerely thank everyone that has made a positive contribution and impact on natural resource management this past year.