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
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.
Update: Apologies, our rain barrel supply for our May 20 one-day sale has sold out.
Thanks so much for your interest, we're so surprised by the number of pre-orders coming in! So we're a happy-sad mix of emotions to announce that the rain barrel supply for our May 20 one-day sale has sold out. Thanks again for your support and enthusiasm for our rain barrel program!
Would you like to provide feedback on our 2017 work plan? Now's the chance, our 2017 work plan is open for comments and review from now until Monday, May 16 at noon.
But, is tearing up the lawn and planting vegetables the only way to reduce your environmental impact and provide for your family? Maybe you don’t even have a lawn to tear up. Many condo and apartment dwellers are taking classes on growing food in small spaces, in pots, on vertical supports or in neighborhood pea patches. Pea patches, or ‘recession gardens’, are so popular that in Long Beach, California, the waiting list for garden space has quadrupled for a 312-plot community garden.
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.
It can’t be any fun to sit at your kitchen table and watch the soil on the hillside above your backyard slowly slide down and envelope your house and garage. Not only is it not fun, it can be stressful knowing the foundation of your house and garage are surely rotting from wet soil and the constant pressure of soil creeping downslope.
Volunteer to help bundle and sort plants in preparation of our 31st annual Native Plant Sale! For every 4 hour shift worked, volunteers will receive speciality native plants, not for sale, and exclusively available to volunteers!
We have loads of information, fact sheets, videos and landowner stories to help you learn ways you can manage your land!