Whether you live in an apartment, condo or house - your actions at home make a difference. The Sound Homes Program offers creative ideas and incentives to help residents, businesses, schools, homeowners associations, cities, and tribes in finding creative ways to manage water in our landscapes.
Please contact Kate at 425.377.7004 or kate(at)snohomishcd.org if you would like information on how the District can help make those projects a reality.
We specialize in:
- rain gardens
- rain barrels and cisterns
- urban farming
- natural yard care
- stormwater management
- community engagement
- and more!
Program Highlights & News
We’re filling our office to the brim with rain barrels and keeping our doors open late for this special one-day only pick-up event, just in time for summer watering. You will get a pre-assembled 55-gallon barrel with sturdy components (spigot, overflow spout, mesh over inlet).
In the pouring rain, almost 40 homeowners gathered for this year's first Lawns to Lettuce workshop, in the garden of Terry Myer, coordinator for the Lake Stevens Chamber of Commerce and the online community, Being Neighborly Lake Stevens.
The position of Community Conservation Resource Technician will assist in the implementation of the District’s activities to address a wide variety of resource concerns in the urban and residential areas of Snohomish County and Camano Island.
Great volunteers are a gift, especially at our Plant Sale and stream planting events. We appreciate their passion and dedication and are in awe of their energy! The Everett Herald recently featured an article about one of our most dedicated volunteers, Jim Weisenbach.
Like all new endeavors, creating habitat for local pollinators can seem a little daunting at first glance. If you take it step by step however, it can be simple, interesting, and rewarding for you and your plants.
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.
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.
Students at Arlington and Weston High School recently completed rain catchment projects at their schools. Combined, both projects have the capacity to collect and store 1,430 gallons of water!
In the pouring rain, on Thursday, October 13th a group of students from Jackson High School's Green Team finished a year-long project to transform a large, compacted, bare area of soil into a beautiful sustainable landscape.
Make A Difference Day was on Saturday, October 22. Volunteers from various community groups showed up to help with projects that will protect Puget Sound. These volunteers planted plants in a large rain garden and helped to build 150 rain barrels out of upcycled food-grade barrels.
We have loads of information, fact sheets, videos and landowner stories to help you learn ways you can manage your land!