The Wetland Preserve off Highway 2 near the airfield in Monroe needs a name! Here's a chance for local students to put their stamp on Monroe. We are currently seeking submissions from students to name an important ecosystem in Monroe.Read More
Our 2018-2019 Washington Conservation Corps crew has begun their real work around the county. Here are some photos from their first outings including prep for the Puget Sound Orca Day held in November.Read More
We are grateful for the doers. On Saturday, November 10, groups of caring citizens gathered around the Puget Sound to help create more habitat for the Chinook salmon that feed the Orcas. Learn more about this regional initiative.Read More
From Stanwood to Darrington, and Monroe to Bothell, we covered some ground with rain gardens this October to help filter pollutants out of stormwater runoff. Thanks to the many partners and volunteers who made it possible!Read More
We recently taught a Gardening with a Purpose class in Spanish! The aim was to connect with Latino community members in Monroe through partnerships with WSU, the Monroe Chamber and In Harmony Landscaping. Muchas gracias!Read More
Throughout April and May, there are several opportunities to experience Snohomish Conservation District's Sound Education program for youth around the county. Sno-Isle Libraries is hosting the following programs in Sultan, Lynnwood, Monroe, and Edmonds.Read More
The 2018 Annual Plant Sale is in the record books. Nearly 50,000 plants went out the door and we could not have done it without YOU! Thanks for supporting native plants and better ground! And, volunteers, you rock our world! Thanks!Read More
Here's a creative way to move dirt from one part of a hill to another. This happened in Monroe at the Housing Hope family complex. Snohomish Conservation District is partnering with Housing Hope to restore and build garden beds for residents.Read More
When the Washington Conservation Corps crew starts their contract year, they get right to work. And, mind you, they often get more done in a day than a normal person or household gets done in a month!
Their first project this year was to return to the Department of Ecology grant location off of Highway 2 near the Arco Station near Monroe to do some needed maintenance.
From the returning crew lead, Ali Trout, "We spent the last two days pulling night shade at the Monroe Wetlands site. The night shade mono-culture area is supposed to be a branch of the creek, but it has been so choked out by the night shade, that the creek doesn’t really exist anymore. The water just slowly trickled through the night shade mat. We cleared 2,600 sq ft so far and about 21 cubic yards for volume."
Yeah. We're glad they're back to work.
Keep watching the site for official photos of the 2017/2018 crew.
If you live in Monroe, and commute to I-5 and places beyond, you may see an Arco station along your route on the north side of Highway 2. Next to that Arco station are 8 acres of wetlands that the Snohomish Conservation District is helping to restore through a Department of Ecology grant. It is a unique opportunity to be so close to a major roadway making it highly visible. The hope is that this project site will promote public education, a sense of stewardship and a personal connection to the watershed.Read More