If you live or work in the Stillaguamish 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.
The Stillaguamish watershed is unique in that it contains shellfish beds at Port Susan and in South Skagit Bay. Because of previous downgrades by the Department of Health, there is a group that is tasked with monitoring activities and promoting stewardship to protect water quality and shellfish resources. They are the Stillaguamish River Clean Water District Advisory Board.
They generally meet monthly, except during the summer, at Peace Lutheran Church in Silvana. They meet in the evening and have representatives from various parts of the watershed, as well as industry, forestry, agriculture, two tribes, Snohomish County and Snohomish Conservation District. Call Sean Edwards, at Snohomish County Surface Water Management, for more information on this group. Sean can be reached at (425) 388-3024 or email@example.com.
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Watershed News & Highlights
Back in August, we went back to visit one of our cooperators, Bill Cayford, who is the type of guy who just wants to do the right thing with his land.
Bill has 20 acres total, half of which is pasture and open space
First series of 'Living with Beavers' workshops held and useful for attendees in Tulalip, Stanwood and Monroe.
Are you new to the Pacific North-Wet or do you find yourself struggling every year with mud? Do you need ideas for how to keep your horse happy and exercised while pastures rest? Please let us know!
Tania and Bob participate in our Sound Horsekeeping program and were awarded an attractive sign to show visitors that their farm is managed to reduce mud, manage manure, improve pastures, and enhance wildlife habitat. Would you like to be recognized as a Sound Horsekeeper? Learn how at http://snohomishcd.org/sound-horsekeeping-sign-program or call Michael Hipp at 425-377-7019.
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.
The Snohomish Conservation District gathered dozens of local volunteers last Thursday behind the Stanwood Camano Village to help restore a bare and degraded landscape right in their own backyard. Volunteers included employees from local businesses, including the YMCA, the Everett Clinic, Port Susan Dental Care, Subway, and Process Solutions.
Highlights from the 28th annual Festival of the River and Pow Wow held in Arlington, WA.
The Best Lil' Fair in the West took place August 4 through 6 in Stanwood.
Cam and Lois chatted with folks about our services and how they can take advantage of some of our programs, especially those geared for farms and rural properties.