Matt Cash (left) and Taylor Pesce work to install a rain barrel at Experience Momentum in Lynnwood on Oct. 11. Cash and Pesce work along with other veterans in a group that completes projects around the county for the Snohomish Conservation District. (Ian Terry / The Herald)Read More
This Snohomish Conservation District project is the first of its kind at Jackson High School. It’s designed to open the door for future classes to carry further down the path of storm water pollution solutions, and environmental improvement for our community.
Photo courtesy of Everett Public Schools.Read More
It took 16 volunteers, 2,430 cubic feet of donated dirt and a busy Saturday afternoon to get the garden beds ready for the season.
There’s much more work to do, but 15 plots at Eagle Ridge Community Garden — the first in Lake Stevens — are prepped for seeds and sprouts.
Photo courtesy of the Everett Herald / Kevin Clark.Read More
Alderwood Early Childhood Center students and their parents from came out April 27 to plant about 75 trees and shrubs on the Lynnwood campus. Volunteers earlier cleared the area of invasive plants, including holly and blackberry. The project also had help from the Snohomish Conservation District, Champion Tree Care and Edmonds Co-Op Preschool.
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"Jeremy Visser shows his daughter, Leia, 4, some one-day-old dehydrated manure in his manurecompost barn. Having the liquid removed, the manure is soft and feathery. They use it for the cows to sleep on instead of wood chips." (Dan Bates / The Herald)Read More
Before starting his volunteer work with the conservation district, Jim Weisenbach said he found animals more interesting than plants. Now, he loves identifying, growing and learning about local flora.
“The native wildlife needs the native plants,” he said. “You can’t have one without the other.”
Photo courtesy of the Everett Herald / Dan Bates.Read More
The Washington State Conservation Commission toured the fast-growing north Puget Sound area last week, and farmer Dan Bartelheimer had something to tell it.
“This agricultural land needs to be protected and kept intact,” said Bartelheimer, president of the Snohomish County Farm Bureau.
The simple message won’t be easy to carry out. The county’s agricultural sector has been losing ground to private development and government projects. The first stop on the commission’s tour was a former dairy that will become a city park.Read More
Snohomish Conservation Districtwas recently awarded the state Auditor’s Stewardship Award for “outstanding accomplishment in the stewardship of public resources.”
Photo courtesy of the Snohomish Conservation District.Read More
In placing Nordal’s name in nomination, Conservation District Education and Outreach Coordinator Laura Goff praised her “dependability, exceptional organization and foresight.”
Photo courtesy of Joe Scordino.Read More
“When I drive around the county,” (Lois) Ruskell said, “I pass places where I can say, ‘Oh, yes, they bought those trees from us.’ Think of all the beauty and oxygen these plants have provided.”Read More
Stanwood High School’s environmental team gathered with other students from around the state Wednesday on the edge of the muddy tidal flats of Port Susan.
It seemed fitting that a sunny day marked the start of the annual state high school Envirothon competition at Warm Beach Camp, hosted this year by the Snohomish Conservation District.Read More
The Shanks do it right. Alan Shank works as a farm planner with the Snohomish Conservation District. The agency uses county, state and federal funds to provide technical help so landowners can protect the environment.Read More