Rain Gardens, Rain Barrels and Bioswales - Oh My!

Rain Gardens, Rain Barrels and Bioswales - Oh My!

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!

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Tween STEAM Club: Conservation Events Through Sno-Isle Libraries

Tween STEAM Club: Conservation Events Through Sno-Isle Libraries

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.

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The 2018 Annual Plant Sale Was Awesome. Thanks to YOU!

The 2018 Annual Plant Sale Was Awesome. Thanks to YOU!

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!

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New Grant in Monroe Helping Residents Garden in Their Housing Community

New Grant in Monroe Helping Residents Garden in Their Housing Community

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. 

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WCC Crew Sighting in Monroe

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.

You Can Learn a Lot on Your Commute Home

You Can Learn a Lot on Your Commute Home

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.

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