Matt Cash (left) and Taylor Pesce work to install a rain barrel at Experience Momentum in Lynnwood on Oct. 11. Cash and Pesce work along with other veterans in a group that completes projects around the county for the Snohomish Conservation District. (Ian Terry / The Herald)Read More
Away with those nasty blackberries, deadly nightshade, poison hemlock, invasive morning glory, ivy and thistles.
Residents of the Livingston Bay community on Camano Island received assistance from Snohomish Conservation District to plant much nicer, beach-friendly native plants in a project that has been in the works since 2013.Read More
This Snohomish Conservation District project is the first of its kind at Jackson High School. It’s designed to open the door for future classes to carry further down the path of storm water pollution solutions, and environmental improvement for our community.
Photo courtesy of Everett Public Schools.Read More
It took 16 volunteers, 2,430 cubic feet of donated dirt and a busy Saturday afternoon to get the garden beds ready for the season.
There’s much more work to do, but 15 plots at Eagle Ridge Community Garden — the first in Lake Stevens — are prepped for seeds and sprouts.
Photo courtesy of the Everett Herald / Kevin Clark.Read More
Alderwood Early Childhood Center students and their parents from came out April 27 to plant about 75 trees and shrubs on the Lynnwood campus. Volunteers earlier cleared the area of invasive plants, including holly and blackberry. The project also had help from the Snohomish Conservation District, Champion Tree Care and Edmonds Co-Op Preschool.
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"Jeremy Visser shows his daughter, Leia, 4, some one-day-old dehydrated manure in his manurecompost barn. Having the liquid removed, the manure is soft and feathery. They use it for the cows to sleep on instead of wood chips." (Dan Bates / The Herald)Read More
Before starting his volunteer work with the conservation district, Jim Weisenbach said he found animals more interesting than plants. Now, he loves identifying, growing and learning about local flora.
“The native wildlife needs the native plants,” he said. “You can’t have one without the other.”
Photo courtesy of the Everett Herald / Dan Bates.Read More
The Washington State Conservation Commission toured the fast-growing north Puget Sound area last week, and farmer Dan Bartelheimer had something to tell it.
“This agricultural land needs to be protected and kept intact,” said Bartelheimer, president of the Snohomish County Farm Bureau.
The simple message won’t be easy to carry out. The county’s agricultural sector has been losing ground to private development and government projects. The first stop on the commission’s tour was a former dairy that will become a city park.Read More
Snohomish Conservation Districtwas recently awarded the state Auditor’s Stewardship Award for “outstanding accomplishment in the stewardship of public resources.”
Photo courtesy of the Snohomish Conservation District.Read More