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
Water deeply but less often encourages deep roots and prevents diseases. Moistening the soil a little deeper than the roots grow draws them deeper—which is particularly important in the first 1 to 2 years after planting. Let the top few inches of soil dry before watering again so roots and soil life can breathe.
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!
Our neighborhoods are perfect petri dishes for change - new homebuyers are continually moving in, many of our older homes are in need of upgrades, and as curious humans we love to see ‘what the neighbors are doing’.
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 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.
Dick Todd was recently Certifed as a Lake Steven's Lake-Friendly property. He maintains native and climate appropriate vegetation on his property and never uses lawn chemicals.
As Westsiders here in Washington, it’s difficult to imagine the threat of a wildfire as we tromp through the rain and mud for close to eight months of the year. But due to our beautiful dry summers, the landscape can dry out quickly, presenting a window of time where a grass or forest fire can pose a serious threat to property and lives.
Congratulations to Jairul Rahaman, our most recent Lake Steven's Lake-Friendly Certified homeowner.
We have loads of information, fact sheets, videos and landowner stories to help you learn ways you can manage your land!