Annual Native Plant Sale Visit our online storefront
Interested in Pacific Northwest native plants for your landscape or garden? WICD's Annual Plant Sale offers a variety of native conifer and deciduous trees, shrubs, and ground covers. Order online or call (888) 678-4922 now through January 31, 2017. Three free native plant workshops are available in January. Check out the Calendar page for additional information.
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Edible Native Plants Workshop
• Sat., JAN 14, 2017;10:30AM - 12PM
Coupeville Library, Coupeville
• Sat., JAN 14, 2017; 2:00 - 3:30PM
Bayview Farm & Garden, Langley
• Sat., JAN 21, 2017; 10:30AM - 12PM
Hummingbird Farm Nursery & Garden, Oak Harbor
For more info or to register, click HERE.
January 2017 Newsletter
January's Conservation Connection newsletter is in. See what WICD is up to! Connect with us and sign up for future newsletters to be sent to you directly.
Next Board Meeting
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
9:00am - 11:30am
The meeting will be held in the WICD Conference Room, 1 NE 4th St, Coupeville, WA.
Open to the public.
Upcoming Board Meetings:
Feb 15, 2017; 9:00am - 11:30am
A quorum of the WICD board will be present at the WICD Long Range Planning Session to be held at the Coupeville United Methodist Church –
January 11, Wednesday, 9:30am – 1:30pm
Whidbey Island Conservation District Office Location & Hours
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location: Corner of Main St. & 4th St., Coupeville, WA
Mailing address: PO Box 490, Coupeville, WA 98239
Phone: (888) 678-4922 or (360) 678-4708
District Office, Coupeville
Whidbey Island Conservation District, our mission
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 education outreach, as well as technical and financial assistance.
Whidbey Island Conservation District, at a glance
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. Established in 1967, Whidbey Island Conservation District is guided by a five-member volunteer board of supervisors and local staff with professional expertise, all of whom have a personal investment and interest in improving the quality of life in their communities on Whidbey Island. As political sub-divisions of state government, conservation districts provide resources and programs that are voluntary and incentive-based, and available to all interested landowners and residents that live on Whidbey Island. WICD's technical assistance and educational programming is also free, non-regulatory, and can be tailored to meet your needs. We are the "boots on the ground" and WICD strives to empower landowners to conserve natural resources on their property through being a community resource. Camano Island residents are served by the Snohomish Conservation District.
Whidbey Island Conservation District, a bit more about us
Each of Washington state's 45 conservation districts are structured to be self-governed by a five-member volunteer board of supevisors who establishes local priorities and sets policy. Whidbey Island Conservation District's board of supervisors is made up of local farmers, landowners, and concerned citizens and is dedicated to maintaining Whidbey Island's renewable natural resources. Its priorities and goals include:
Whidbey Island Conservation District Adopts 2017 Election Resolution
An election for a Whidbey Island Conservation District (WICD) Board of Supervisors position will be held on February 7, 2017 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 4:00 pm, January 30 by e-mail to email@example.com or calling 360-678-4708. Ballots must be returned to WICD by 6 pm February 7, 2017.
The WICD Board of Supervisors consists of five members, each serving a three year term. District Supervisors are public officials who serve without compensation and set policy and direction for the Conservation District. One elected position is open in 2017. Candidates must be registered voters residing on Whidbey Island, and may be required to own land or operate a farm. Election and appointment procedures are available at the district office and at www.scc.wa.gov/elections/. Interested individuals may contact WICD at 360-678-4708 or visit www.whidbeycd.org for information on how to file as a candidate. Filing deadline is January 10, 2017.
WICD Awarded 2016
NW Region District of Year
The 2016 Northwest Region District of the Year Award was presented on Tuesday, October 11 by Mark Clark, Washington State Conservation Commission Executive Director, and Dean Longrie, Conservation District Western Commissioner at a Northwest Region Conservation Districts meeting in Puyallup. WICD’s Board Supervisors Sarah Richards, Ed Adams, and Tom Fournier, and District Manager, Karen Bishop, were there to receive the award.
Of the 12 districts in the Northwest region, WICD distinguished itself this year through its collaboration with the Natural Resource Conservation Service and San Juan Island Conservation District in an extensive drought research project. Leadership from WICD staff and board supervisors was instrumental. Additionally, District Manager Karen Bishop’s role as President for the Washington Association of District Employees and input from Board Supervisor Sarah Richards to the WSCC Communications and Partnership Building Committee were noted in the selection process.
WICD is one of 45 conservation districts in the state of Washington. Each one of Washington’s 39 counties is represented by at least one of the state’s conservation districts. Learn more about WICD by visiting About the District.