The Gallons Add Up

The Gallons Add Up

The newly installed stormwater projects at these six schools will help divert and filter an estimated 436,700 gallons of stormwater each year! This number is based on an estimated 10 refills of the rain barrels and cisterns, which is the average usage rate. All of this adds up to cleaner, colder, and clearer streams and untold numbers of happy salmon. 

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Puget Sound Starts at My School

Puget Sound Starts at My School

Several schools recently finished up their participation in a National Fish and Wildlife funded grant, Puget Sound Starts at My School. This program involved 658 students in the planning, design, and installation of stormwater projects on school campuses. In total, the projects completed through this grant will divert and filter an estimated 435,769 gallons of stormwater every year!

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Snohomish County Council Member Tour with Monte Marti from Snohomish Conservation District

Snohomish County Council Member Tour with Monte Marti from Snohomish Conservation District

On Monday May 15th, the Snohomish Conservation District (SCD) invited out Council Members Brian Sullivan and Stephanie Wright, to join District Manager, Monte Marti, on a tour around south Snohomish County to view completed stormwater treatment projects within their districts (2 and 3). 

The tour consisted of a rain garden on an right of way and a property owner’s house in Edmonds, the Mukilteo Library, Mukilteo Elementary School to view their outdoor classroom, and condominiums along 112th St. SE in Everett.

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Native Plants are Superheroes!

Native Plants are Superheroes!

It's Native Plant Appreciation Week and we're excited! Did you know that Washington enjoys an amazing biodiversity with over 3,000 native plant species from rain forest plants on the Olympic peninsula to the desert species in eastern Washington and that preserving native plant ecosystems is critical for protecting wildlife, birds, fish, and water quality in our state?  We wanted to find a way to celebrate a these mighty plant superheroes, so we've gathered a list of species native to Washington and match them with the superhero they are most like. 

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Snohomish Conservation District Proposes New Rate System

Snohomish Conservation District Proposes New Rate System

For the past eight years, the District has received funding through an assessment, which has been leveraged with grants and other funding sources. The District Board of Supervisors plans to file a new rate proposal with the Snohomish County Council to ensure that the District can continue to provide these services into the future.

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2016 Sound Education Program Stats

2016 Sound Education Program Stats

The District in partnership with Snohomish County Service Water Management and local municipalities provides hands-on, natural resource education to students throughout Snohomish County and Camano Island. Working with students, grades 3-12, we provide lessons that bring science to life in the classroom, hands-on field trips to local wetlands, and green schoolyard assistance to help school’s transform their schoolyards. 

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Extra! Extra! Learn all about it!

Extra! Extra! Learn all about it!

Check out these great drawings students from Mrs. Hatcher's 4th-grade class at Maltby Elementary designed to thank Lily (Ms. Cason), our Youth Educator, for an awesome and impactful lesson. These students had just received the last of our two-part series, 4 Raindrops. To learn more about our Sound Education Program be sure to check out the Sound Education page for more information.

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Creating Bee Habitat in Four Easy Steps

Creating Bee Habitat in Four Easy Steps

Like all new endeavors, creating habitat for local pollinators can seem a little daunting at first glance. If you take it step by step however, it can be simple, interesting, and rewarding for you and your plants.

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Jackson High Sustainable Landscape Earns Recognition

Jackson High Sustainable Landscape Earns Recognition

In the pouring rain, on Thursday, October 13th a group of students from Jackson High School's Green Team finished a year-long project to transform a large, compacted, bare area of soil into a beautiful sustainable landscape.

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Rain Barrel One-Day Sale

Update: Apologies, our rain barrel supply for our May 20 one-day sale has sold out.

Thanks so much for your interest, we're so surprised by the number of pre-orders coming in! So we're a happy-sad mix of emotions to announce that the rain barrel supply for our May 20 one-day sale has sold out. Thanks again for your support and enthusiasm for our rain barrel program!  

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2015 Annual Report

2015 Annual Report

2015 was another exciting and productive year here at the Snohomish Conservation District. We have enjoyed our opportunity to engage with such a diverse and committed set of landowners and partners. The accomplishments for 2015 are based upon and driven by the willingness of private landowners and managers to actively manage the natural resources they control. Additionally, the accomplishments for 2015 are significantly impacted via project collaborations with partners. We sincerely thank everyone that has made a positive contribution and impact on natural resource management this past year. 

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