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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Teacher Workshops Held

Teacher Workshops Held

With school out for the summer, SCD offered two different workshops to K-12 teachers. One is called Project WET, and the other is called Green Schoolyard. Learn more and see how much fun they had!

“I enjoyed all of the excellent presenters and tours – all were inspiring and knowledgeable… best training I’ve been to in years.”

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Washington Stormwater Center

Washington Stormwater Center

The Washington Stormwater Center conducts research including 16 experimental rain gardens. Each garden tests the effects of different soil, vegetation, and other factors that help filter rainwater and stormwater. Earlier this summer, the center concluded that the water was draining too quickly from the rain gardens, thereby losing all the filtration benefits of the special imported rain garden soil.

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Local Businesses Beautify and Restore Stormwater Ponds

Local Businesses Beautify and Restore Stormwater Ponds

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.

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