If you live or work in the Snohomish 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.
If your neighborhood isn't covered in one of our special project areas, don't worry we can still help. The Snohomish Conservation District provides a full range of services to those who live outside of a special project area or when a project ends.
Fall and Winter planning class with our Lawns to Lettuce ambassador, Terry.
Do you love Lake Stevens like we do? Apply today to see if you are eligible for a $250 landscaping and/or labor rebate for living along the water's edge or within 1/4 mile.
Come hear two experts who can help you learn the tricks to ‘Living with Beavers'!
Be prepared for the dark, wet days of winter, along with power outages and other unpleasant surprises. Michael Hipp, Snohomish Conservation District farm planner, and former ranch owner will share his stories of the unexpected and tips for making winter easier for you and your horse.
Did you know there are ways to live peacefully with beavers and allow them to paddle around your wetland or pond, build their dams, and raise their young with little to no impact on your activities?
Watershed News & Highlights
Photos of the rain garden installation process at Whittier Elementary School in Everett by our Vet Crew this August.
The shorter days of autumn inspire us to slow down after a busy summer, but accomplishing a few tasks before the rains set in and the winds start to blow will make winter more pleasant and surprise you with a healthy land and soil-scape next spring.
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.
Seven farms took part in the Photovoice Project hosted by the Snohomish Conservation District and The Nature Conservancy. Through a series of four workshops, participants responded to two questions - "Why is agriculture important to our community?" and "What are the major challenges facing agriculture?" - through photos and discussion.
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!
Targeted watering in a raised bed? Yes! Derek Hann, one of the Design Engineers from Snohomish Conservation District, has invented a cool new way to water that will be easy to install at your house.
“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
The Snohomish Conservation District and the Veterans Conservation Corps are excited to announce several internship opportunities for United States military veterans. This position will work with landowners on stormwater resource concerns within urban and residential areas of Snohomish County and Camano Island, and occasionally in other parts of the Puget Sound region.