Through targeted funding for a portion of the Stillaguamish watershed called Pollution Identification and Correction (PIC), the District is providing outreach and technical assistance to landowners. The Lower Stillaguamish River focus area includes the floodplain of the river west of I-5 and many of the streams that drain into it. Land-use in the floodplain is primarily commercial agriculture with rural residential and small farms in the uplands.

The Conservation District is working with landowners in the Lower Stillaguamish River watershed to implement management practices on their land that lead to improved water quality in the river. The Stillaguamish River suffers from high levels of fecal coliform pollution, making waters unsafe for recreation as well as impacting shellfish beds in Port Susan and South Skagit Bay. Sources of fecal contamination include failing septics, unlimited livestock access to creeks,  improper manure application, pet waste, and wildlife. Our focus area for this cleanup effort includes the floodplain of the river west of I-5 and all the streams that drain into it. Land-use in the floodplain is primarily commercial agriculture with rural residential and small farms in the uplands. The District is providing outreach and technical assistance to landowners as well as hosting several events and workshops that are free for anyone interested.

For more information contact Cindy Dittbrenner at 425-377-7005