2015 WICD Bareroot Native Plant Pre-Order
We are accepting orders now through January 31, 2015 on an assortment of 31 Western Washington native species including 3 species new to our sale: Black Cap Raspberry, Western White Pine, and Snowbrush Ceanothus. The plants are one to two years old, range in height from 6” to 36” and are priced very reasonably. Most plants are bare root and sold in bundles of five, while a few varieties are sold individually in small pots. To view the complete plant descriptions and order online, visit our storefront, or download a Plant Sale order form, and call us to submit. Pick up for all confirmed orders will occur on Friday, February 27, 2015 at the WICD office in Coupeville, or Saturday, February 28 at Greenbank Farm - just in time for spring planting!
Do you have a large order or restoration project (200+ of the same species)? Call us for quantity discounts.
Revenues from the plant sale contribute to WICD programs - including educational workshops and assistance to all landowners on topics including farm and forest management and storm water management.
Next District Board Meeting:
Thursday, January 15, 2015
9:00 - 11:00 am
WICD Conference Room
1 NE 4th Street, Coupeville
Take a look at our informational newsletter focusing on local conservation issues, tips, opportunities, and accomplishments.
Click here to view!
Cascadia Grains Conference
Presented by Washington State University in partnership with Oregon State University
For complete conference information: www.CascadiaGrains.com
Register online today!
Native Plant Palettes Workshop
Friday, January 16, 2015, 2:00 – 4:00 pm at Greenhouse Florist & Nursery, 555 NE 7th Avenue, Oak Harbor
or . . . . January 17, 2015, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, Bayview Farm & Garden, SR 525 at Bayview Rd, Langley. More info here.
WICD Mission Statement
The Whidbey Island Conservation District serves present and future residents of Whidbey Island by supporting a healthy environment, and promoting voluntary, incentive-based options for conserving natural resources through educational outreach as well as technical and financial assistance.
Karen Bishop, District Manager
Most people agree that conservation works best when people who live and work in an area learn to take care of their own natural resources. As legal sub-divisions of Washington State government, conservation districts are self-governed by a five-member volunteer board that establishes local priorities and sets policy. The Whidbey Island Conservation District (WICD) Board is composed of local farmers, landowners, and concerned citizens and is dedicated to maintaining Whidbey Island's renewable natural resources. Its priorities and goals include:
WICD District Adopts 2015 Election Resolution
An election for a Whidbey Island Conservation District Board of Supervisors position will be held on February 3, 2015 at the WICD office at 1 NE 4th Street in Coupeville, WA. The Board has appointed Sandy Welch to be the election supervisor. Polls will be open from 2 - 6 pm. Registered voters residing on Whidbey Island are eligible to vote. Mail-in ballots are available upon request; requests must be made by 4:30 pm, January 26 by e-mail to email@example.com or calling 360-678-4708. Ballots must be returned to WICD by 6 pm February 3, 2015. more . . .
Office hours: Monday-Friday,
Located at the corner of Main & 4th Street, Coupeville, WA
Noxious Weed Fact Bulletin
Did you know that the Washington State Noxious Weed Board adopts a state weed list each year (Chapter 16-750 WAC), in accordance with the state noxious weed law? (Chapter 17.10 RCW) Noxious weeds are then separated into classes A, B, and C based on distribution, abundance, and level of threat. Property owners are required to control the spread of class B & C weeds, or eradicate class A weeds.
Do you know how to identify these weeds?
WICD has partnered with Island County Noxious Weed Coordinator, Janet Stein, to distribute Noxious Weed Fact Bulletins. Anyone who signs up for this program will receive periodic emails with a detailed description and photos of a targeted noxious weed. To sign up for the program or learn more about Washington State noxious weed control laws, click here.