If you live or work in the Stillaguamish watershed, District staff can help you manage your farm, protect water quality, promote fish & wildlife habitat, and address other issues on your property. Need help funding your project? Depending what your project is, the Conservation District may be able to share some of the costs.
If your neighborhood isn't covered in one of our special project areas, don't worry we can still help. The Snohomish Conservation District provides a full range of services to those who live outside of a special project area or when a project ends.
The Stillaguamish watershed is unique in that it contains shellfish beds at Port Susan and in South Skagit Bay. Because of previous downgrades by the Department of Health, there is a group that is tasked with monitoring activities and promoting stewardship to protect water quality and shellfish resources. They are the Stillaguamish River Clean Water District Advisory Board.
They generally meet monthly, except during the summer, at Peace Lutheran Church in Silvana. They meet in the evening and have representatives from various parts of the watershed, as well as industry, forestry, agriculture, two tribes, Snohomish County and Snohomish Conservation District. Call Sean Edwards, at Snohomish County Surface Water Management, for more information on this group. Sean can be reached at (425) 388-3024 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Watershed News & Highlights
Warm Beach Camp and Stables hosted our Spring Nutrition and Pastures workshop last Saturday March 23. We brought together a veterinarian, a farm planner, and the leaders of Warm Beach Camp's Horsemanship Program discuss pastures, equine nutrition, and manure and mud management.
The Port Susan Snow Goose Festival brought together bird, nature, and art lovers from all over the region to Stanwood's Floyd Norgaard Center last weekend.
Here is a gallery of the second annual Youth Conservation Art Contest winners.
2019’s Country Living Expo and Cattlemen’s Winter School is in the books with Dr. Temple Grandin as the special guest. Bonus: Check out our two Facebook Live videos!
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!
We are so thankful to the 20 horse folks that came to our Horsekeeping in the Winter Wet farm tour.
Funding is currently available for certain projects in the Lower Stillaguamish PIC Project area. Even if you don't live in this area, please contact Michael Hipp at 425-377-7019 for advice and/or a free site visit to help you manage mud and manure for your sanity, your horses' health, and the health of the environment around you.
Here’s another wrap up of fairs and events we attended in August. Thanks for engaging with us at our booths!
David New and his family celebrated their 2018 Washington State Tree Farmer of the Year award with us and the community. Learn more about what it’s like to run a winning tree farm in Snohomish County, and our restoration work on Trib 64.